Xuanhuaceratops Dinosaur

Xuanhuaceratops belongs to the family of Chaoyangsauridae that has been found existed in the Late Jurassic Period. The fossil remains of the species were first discovered in China, Hebei Province, Xuanhua - Houcheng Formation. This herbivore species comes under the classification of Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Chaoyangsauridae.

The species was first named by Zhao, Cheng, Xu, Makovicky in 2006 and was described in a journal report Acta Geologica Sinica by Chinese Paleontologist Zhao Xijin and colleagues. From the identified fossil specimen it has been observed that the dinosaur was about 90 centimetres long. The found fossil representation includes partial skull and post cranial remains of four individuals.

xuanhuaceratops dinosaur

Xuanhuaceratops shows similar characteristics to that of ceratopsian, Chaoyangsaurus, family as it possessed features and behaviorism that uniquely matched with that genus.

Xuanhuaceratops facts:
Name:

Xuanhuaceratops (Xuanhua horned face).

Phonetic:

Zwan-ha-seh-ra-tops.

Classification:

Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Chaoyangsauridae.

Fossil representation:

Four individuals represented by partial skull and post cranial remains.