Monday, February 20, 2017

[Paleontology • 2017] Yehuecauhceratops mudei, A New Ceratopsid Dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Coahuila, Mexico • Mexican Ceratopsids: Considerations on their Diversity and Evolution

Yehuecauhceratops mudei 
Rivera-Sylva, Frey, Stinnesbeck, Guzmán-Gutiérrez & González-Gonzáleza, 2017

During the past decade, three new endemic taxa of ceratopsian ornithischians have been described from Mexico. Apparently, this group experienced a regional diversification in this area. To date Mexican Ceratopsia are represented by three species, one of which is a centrosaurine and two are chasmosaurines. Here we provide a critical review on Mexican ceratopsians and formally name a new centrosaurine ceratopsid species from the Aguja Formation as Yehuecauhceratops mudei. We also discuss possible causes for the rapid endemic diversification of Mexican ceratopsians.


Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva, Eberhard Frey, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, José Rubén Guzmán-Gutiérrez and Arturo H. González-Gonzáleza. 2017. Mexican Ceratopsids: Considerations on their Diversity and Evolution.  Journal of South American Earth Sciences. DOI:  10.1016/j.jsames.2017.01.008

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