I Know Dino Podcast Present Notes: Bagaceratops (Episode 72)

Episode 72 is all about Bagaceratops, a small ceratopsian that may make an awesome pet.

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On this episode, we talk about:

  • The dinosaur of the day: Bagaceratops
  • Identify means “small-horned face”
  • Fossils discovered within the Seventies within the Gobi Desert, as a part of a joint expedition with Mongolian and Polish scientists
  • Described in 1975 by Teresa Maryanska and Halszka Osmólska
  • Discovered 5 full and 20 partial crania (skulls from completely different ages, juveniles and adults, and completely different sizes)
  • Sort species is Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi
  • Species title is in honor of Anatoly Konstantinovich Rozhdestvensky, a Russian paleontologist
  • A juvenile Bagaceratops was renamed Bagaceratops in 2000 by Paul Sereno. It was first named Protoceratops kozlowskii after which renamed in 1990 to Breviceratops kozlowskii
  • Carefully associated to Protoceratops
  • Appeared much like Protoceratops, apart from the form of its head (Bagaceratops had a triangular formed head)
  • Bagaceratops lived hundreds of thousands of years after Protoceratops however is taken into account to be extra primitive
  • Primitive (despite the fact that it lived later), and small, like early ceratopsians
  • Like Protoceratops, had a beak, no forehead horns, and a small horn on its snout
  • Had a small frill, and a triangular cranium
  • About 3.3 ft (1m) lengthy and weighed 50 lb (22 kg)
  • Quadrupedal
  • Entrance legs had been shorter than hind legs
  • Herbivore, ate ferns, cycads and conifers
  • Used its parrot-like beak to chew off leaves
  • Additionally had cheek enamel, to grind up crops
  • Can see Bagaceratops on the Paleobiological Institute in Warsaw, Poland
  • Bagaceratops is a part of Ceratopsia
  • Ceratopsia is a gaggle of herbivorous dinosaurs that lived in North America and Asia within the Cretaceous
  • They’d parrot-like beaks and cheek enamel to eat fiberous vegetation
  • They had been ornithiscians
  • Additionally had a frill (used for protection, regulating physique temperature, attracting mates, or signaling hazard)
  • In all probability traveled in herds and will then stampede if threatened
  • Enjoyable reality: Garfield County in Montana is a vital space throughout the Hell Creek formation with a number of large T-rex, Triceratops, and different dinosaur finds. And regardless of having a land space 15 instances the dimensions of New York Metropolis’s 5 boroughs (Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan) it has nearly precisely 1/100,000th the inhabitants density with only one,280 folks.

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