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Microceratops gobiensis Bohlin 1953 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Protoceratopsidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52825

Alternative combinations: Microceratus gobiensis, Mioroceratops gobiensis

Synonym: Microceratops sulcidens Bohlin 1953 (taxon 65709)

Full reference: B. Bohlin. 1953. VI. Vertebrate Palaeontology 6. Fossil reptiles from Mongolia and Kansu. Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-western Provinces of China under Leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition Publication 37:1-113

Belongs to Microceratops according to P. C. Sereno 2000

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Microceratops gobiensis: T. sh. V, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Tsondolein-khuduk 2 (SSE), which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian terrestrial conglomerate in the Minhe Formation of China.
  • Microceratops sulcidens: Its type locality is Chia-yŁ-kuan (SSE), which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine claystone in China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 95.0, humerus length 86.0, radius length 60.0, scapula length 90.0, tibia length 110.0

Estimated body mass: 2.68 kg based on femur length