The Ceratopsians from Aldama…

Aldama Alt copy

Our Mexican dinosaur spree continues! Presenting a herd of mid-sized chasmosaurine ceratosians from the region of Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico indicates that there were more species relative to Nasutoceratops. The Museo del Mammut in the northern state of Chihuahua has tried this reconstruction, but with the clear exception of the frill and some other cranial fragments,  the museum present us here with a charming chimaera concocted with various unrelated dinosaur remains!

Ceratópsido Aldama So after working with René HernándezAngel Ramírez has set up and tried to reconstruct the animal based on its Nasutoceratops affinities… although it is not known, it probably had no nose horn and, just as in Yehuecauhceratops, the frill shows parietals that are wider than the squamosal.

Centrosaurino Aldama 2016According the fossils around it, it was hunted by small tyrannosaurs with Daspletosaurus or Albertosaurus characteristics and there were big tree trunks, since the region wasn’t as coastal as the others I have been depicting. Yet another window into the fragmentary, but abundant, fossil material from Mexico.

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3 Responses to The Ceratopsians from Aldama…

  1. Chase says:

    What an excellent find. It seems like the more elusive corners of prehistoric Mexico are coming to light! The horns on this ceratopsian somewhat remind me of those on the ceratopsian discovered by the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

  2. Herman Diaz says:

    “Tyrannosaurus rex in Mexico?” is my favorite part of this series. It’s like an updated version of Hallett’s “Tyrannosaurus: Scavenger or Predator” ( https://books.google.com/books?id=dEx988kXOfcC&pg=PA33&dq=%22tyrannosaurus+scavenger+or%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiH5N7t3P7SAhUsxoMKHfJ7CeMQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22tyrannosaurus%20scavenger%20or%22&f=false ).

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