The genus is now known from over 80 specimens, including many from the neighboring Yujingzi Basin. Features shared with Pentaceratops include large, triangular epiparietals, an M-shaped parietal posterior bar, and an epiparietal P1 that curls up and twists laterally. Using µCT analysis, we demonstrate the unique morphology of the basicranium of M. monacensis, compared to closely related boselaphin bovids like M. panno niae Kretzoi, 1941, M. valenciennesi Gaudry, 1861 and Tragoportax rugosifrons Schlosser, 1904, all from the late Miocene. -from Author. Only patients older than 90 yr should be referred for progressive pneumatic dilation with caution. The long-frilled line cannot now be analyzed completely, because of a lack of critical material of the latest members of the lineage, but limited analyses indicate that this line may not have been characterized by comparable mechanical improvements in the mandibular lever. This study demonstrates that the fine detail of the mandibular subcortical structure can be adequately modelled as a solid when assigned an appropriate Young's modulus value, in this case ranging from 1 to 2 GPa. Primitively, the frontal fontanelle is open between the orbits, ... A similarly slight (,0.5 mm deep) depression parallels this ridge. Bravoceratops polyphemus gen. et sp. skull, UCMP 136306, from the Hell Creek Formation, McCone County, Montana. Thus, N. hatcheri is tentatively considered valid, and closely related to Triceratops spp. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indi-ana. Frontal sinuses in goats and other mammals have been hypothesized to function as shock absorbers, protecting the brain from blows during intraspecific combat. At the same time, Auroraceratops possesses derived characters not seen in Liaoceratops, the earliest diverging member of Neoceratopsia. The syncervical comprises three co-ossified, but distinct vertebrae. The material was recently reprepared and identified herein as a previously unknown taxon, Spinops sternbergorum gen. et sp. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 321-339). Dicraeosaurus exhibits a procamerate pneumatization pattern with few deep fossae penetrating to a broad median strut in the vertebra, but no internal pneumaticity was found. The nasal horn is augmented by a separate ossification, the frontals and postorbitals form a deep sinus over the braincase that is confluent with the conrnual sinuses and open onto the surface of the skull through a small frontal fontanelle, the laterosphenoid encloses the rostral brain cavity, the frill is saddle-shaped, and the parietals are greatly thickened and lack fenestrae.^ Sixteen species of Triceratops have been proposed in the paleontological literature since 1889. The cranial cavity housing the brain and associated tissues is most commonly targeted for casting, but the inner ear cavities, neurovascular canals, tympanic and paranasal pneumatic sinuses, and nasal cavities are just a few of the other intracranial spaces that are studied using this approach (Fig. Such features are therefore likely not useful in providing species-level discrimination in other chasmosaurines. Historically, based upon the condition in Styracosaurus and related centrosaurines, it was assumed that the medial-most elongated spikes on centrosaurine parietals correspond to the P3 epiparietal position. From this comparison we propose that the rugose bosses that replace horn cores in many centrosaurine dinosaurs, most notably Achelousaurus and Pachyrhinosaurus, were covered by a thick pad of cornified skin derived from the caudodorsal side of the primitive horn sheath comparable to the horny boss of extant muskoxen (Ovibos). Prominent dorsotemporal channels pass caudally from the fontanelle, starting at a single, midline channel wider than the fontanelle itself, before passing into two narrow, caudolaterally trending channels (which then terminate in ''anterior temporal foramina'' [3]). Cladogram of Ceratopsia, emphasizing the monophyly of Psittacosaurus and Neoceratopsia. Dinosaur trace fossils include __________. However, characters thought to distinguish the two species vary in a manner similar to that found in other chasmosaurines, where debate persists as to their taxonomic significance. Characteristics of Kindom Plantae. Some studies even compare cranial sinuses of bovids with ornithischian or ceratopsian dinosaurs. By the Early Jurassic, _________ were extinct. The dentary is also distinctive in bearing a bony lateral ridge similar to that of Anchiceratops ornatus, but more strongly developed. Except for Leptoceratops, all post-Protoceratops taxa reflect each of these modifications to varying degrees. These findings are consistent with the view of air sacs as opportunistic pneumatizing machines, with weight reduction and design optimality as secondary effects. We analyze bone morphology and histology associated with several classes of skin features in extant amniotes using a classification tree analysis. There are two kinds of ceratopsids, __________ and, Neoceratopsians are divided into two families, the ___________ and ______________, The biggest problem when interpreting coprolites is. The Ceratopsia or horned dinosaurs demonstrate great diversity of skull shape that makes them ideal subjects for morphometric investigation. 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