ceratopsian

Definitions of ceratopsian
  1. noun
    any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia
    synonyms: horned dinosaur
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    protoceratops
    small horned dinosaur
    triceratops
    huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill
    styracosaur, styracosaurus
    an unusual ceratopsian dinosaur having many large spikes around the edge of its bony frill and a long nose horn; late Cretaceous
    psittacosaur, psittacosaurus
    primitive dinosaur actually lacking horns and having only the beginning of a frill; long hind limbs and short forelimbs; may have been bipedal
    type of:
    ornithischian, ornithischian dinosaur
    herbivorous dinosaur with a pelvis like that of a bird
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