Tag Archives: Ornithischians

On Ceratops

Three things to note here: 1. Ceratops montanus is not complete, and is based on incomplete cranial remains that are considered unusable for further taxonomic purposes. It is, in short, a nomen dubium. 2. The word ceratops is a Latinized … Continue reading

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Leaellynasaura and Caudal Length in Ornithischians

Recent attention as risen in regards to a brief abstract submitted at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, held in September of 2009 in Bristol, England. There, William Matthew Herne presented a preliminary report of material … Continue reading

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Tooth Denticles — WP#5 (Update)

A few weeks ago, I posted this image: And I asked this question: “One of these is NOT a theropod dinosaur. Can you guess which is which?” After a few weeks, I’m closing this gripping debate:

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Sabre-Toothed Dinosaurs

And not one of them is a theropod. Oh, you’re thinking of Incisivosaurus gauthieri? It’s clearly a bunny-toothed dinosaur. What follows is a discussion on one of my favorite topics: The dentition of Goyocephale lattimorei.

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I am fairly interested in the work that is presented in New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs [1], a volume of data that should be useful to someone like me. More, I am interested in putting forward some posts on ceratopsians … Continue reading

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