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Eotriceratops xerinsularis

 
 
 

Name


Eotriceratops xerinsularis


Authority   


Wu, Brinkman, Eberth and Braman, 2007

Meaning of the generic name


Meaning "an early member of the Triceratops group"

 

Meaning of the specific name

 

 

Named after Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park where the type specimen was collected

 


Size


Body length: 30 ft (9 m)


Remains


Single disarticulated skeleton including partial skull


Age and Distribution


Horizon: Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)

Locality: Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada


Classification


Dinosauria Ornithischia Ceratopsia Ceratopsidae Chasmosaurinae
  Further Reading

 
Wu, X-C., Brinkman, D.B., Eberth, D.A., and Braman, D.R. (2007). "A new ceratopsid dinosaur (Ornithischia) from the uppermost Horseshoe Canyon Formation (upper Maastrichtian), Alberta, Canada." Canadian Journal of Earth Science, 44(9): 1243-1265.
 
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Illustration by N. Tamura
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