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Introduction to the Ceratopsians
Ceratopsians were ornithischians, or "bird-hipped" dinosaurs, such as the well known Triceratops. Forms without the enormous horns and frills of Triceratops, in the family Protoceratopsidae, include the Mongolian genus Protoceratops and the unusual bipedal, frill-less dinosaur Psittacosaurus ("parrot-lizard"). This description of their classification, morphology, locomotion, and eating habits also includes active links for further study.
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  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-974
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  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
        • Form and function
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        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
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        • Biological evolution
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
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Publisher: University of California Museum of Paleontology