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†family Protoceratopsidae Granger and Gregory 1923 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Neornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 38845

Alternative spellings: Protoceratopidae, Protoceratopsinae

Full reference: W. Granger and W. K. Gregory. 1923. Protoceratops andrewsi, a pre-ceratopsian dinosaur from Mongolia, with an appendix on the structural relationships of the Protoceratops beds. American Museum Novitates 72:1-9

Parent taxon: Neoceratopsia according to O. Lambert et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Aquilops, Archaeoceratops, Archaeoceratopsidae, Auroraceratops, Ceratopsomorpha, Coronosauria, Graciliceratops, Helioceratops, Koreaceratops, Leptoceratopsidae, Liaoceratops, Mosaiceratops, Protoceratopoidea, Yamaceratops

Subtaxa: Asiaceratopsinae, Magnirostris

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore