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Crittendenceratops
1280px-Crittendenceratops (1)
Life reconstruction of C. kryzanowskii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Cerapoda
Infraorder: Ceratopsia
Family: Ceratopsidae
Subfamily: Centrosaurinae
Tribe: Nasutoceratopsini
Genus: Crittendenceratops
Binomial name
Crittendenceratops kryzanowskii
Dalman et al., 2018

Crittendenceratops (meaning "horned face from the Fort Crittenden Formation") is a genus of horned centrosaurine ceratopsid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Arizona. It contains a single species, C. krzyzanowskii.

Description[]

Crittendenceratops is distinguished by forward-curving, hook-like flanges located along the central portion of the top of the frill, "extensive" epiparietals located along the sides of the parietal portion of the frill, a thickening of the frill in the parietal portion, and a short, pronounced ridge on the surface of the squamosal portion of the frill.

Classification[]

Crittendenceratops is a member of Nasutoceratopsini (which also includes Avaceratops, Furcatoceratops, Nasutoceratops, and Yehuecauhceratops), a tribe of the ceratopsid subfamily Centrosaurinae.


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See also[]

  • Timeline of ceratopsian research
  • 2018 in archosaur paleontology
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