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Protoceratops Granger and Gregory 1923 (ornithischian)

Amniota - Ornithischia

Synonym: Bainoceratops Tereschenko and Alifanov 2003

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 Y.-N. Lee et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Archaeoceratops, Archaeoceratopsidae, Auroraceratops, Bagaceratops, Ceratopsomorpha, Coronosauria, Helioceratops, Koreaceratops, Leptoceratopsidae, Liaoceratops, Protoceratopoidea, Yamaceratops

Subtaxa: Protoceratops andrewsi, Protoceratops hellenikorhinus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore