Dinosaurs

Auroraceratops (“dawn-horned face”) is a genus of neoceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period.  It was discovered in 2005 and lived in what is now north-central China.
The skull of Auroraceratops is unlike that of other ceratopsians because it is shorter and wider.  This species had a pair of fang-like teeth on its upper jaw and roughened knobs on its head in front of the eyes.  The knobs were likely used in species interactions as visual displays for mating attraction or social dispute.
It is possible that Auroraceratops may have walked upright on two legs but there is no definitive evidence for or against the hypothesis.

Auroraceratops (“dawn-horned face”) is a genus of neoceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period.  It was discovered in 2005 and lived in what is now north-central China.

The skull of Auroraceratops is unlike that of other ceratopsians because it is shorter and wider.  This species had a pair of fang-like teeth on its upper jaw and roughened knobs on its head in front of the eyes.  The knobs were likely used in species interactions as visual displays for mating attraction or social dispute.

It is possible that Auroraceratops may have walked upright on two legs but there is no definitive evidence for or against the hypothesis.

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