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Naturwissenschaften. 2009 May;96(5):645-52. doi: 10.1007/s00114-009-0518-9. Epub 2009 Mar 10.

Turanoceratops tardabilis--the first ceratopsid dinosaur from Asia.

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National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, MRC 106, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA. suesh@si.edu

Abstract

Turanoceratops tardabilis from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) Bissekty Formation of Dzharakuduk, Uzbekistan, represents the first definite ceratopsid dinosaur recorded from Asia. Reexamination of the original and study of newly collected material indicate that Turanoceratops has well-developed supraorbital horns and apparently lacks a nasal horn. Turanoceratops is more derived than the more or less coeval Zuniceratops from the Moreno Hill Formation of New Mexico in the presence of double-rooted teeth and of two or three teeth in each vertical dental file.

PMID:
19277598
DOI:
10.1007/s00114-009-0518-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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