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Bagaceratops

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2023-07-18 Snargl 2 minutes 24 seconds

What kind of animal is Bagaceratops?

Toy trilops walking through a jungle area with trees in the background
Statue of a trilops is in a field of grass with a mountain in the background
Toy Bagaceratops is standing on the ground in front of a building with a sky background
Green Bagaceratops with large horns and sharp teeth is in the desert with mountains in the background
Wooden sculpture of a tri - horned Bagaceratops with long horns and large horns

Bagaceratops was a genus of small, herbivorous dinosaurs that belonged to the family Protoceratopsidae.

They lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period, about 72 to 71 million years ago.

Bagaceratops had a triangular skull with a small frill and a beak-like mouth.

They lacked horns or teeth in the front part of their jaws.

Bagaceratops were about 1 to 1.5 meters long and weighed about 22 to 45 kilograms.

They were probably bipedal, meaning they walked on two legs, but could also use their forelimbs for grasping or digging.

Bagaceratops fossils have been found in Mongolia and China, mostly in the Barun Goyot and Bayan Mandahu formations.

The name Bagaceratops means "small horned face" in Mongolian and Greek.

It was named by Polish paleontologists Teresa Maryańska and Halszka Osmólska in 1975, after the Russian paleontologist Anatoly Rozhdestvensky.

Bagaceratops is one of the most primitive members of the ceratopsian group, which includes the famous Triceratops.

It was was among the smallest ceratopsians, and had a more triangular skull shape than its close relative, Protoceratops.

Bagaceratops is known from more than 20 skulls of different ages, ranging from 4.7 to 17 centimeters in length.

Some of these skulls were initially assigned to other genera, such as Breviceratops, Gobiceratops, Lamaceratops, Magnirostris, and Platyceratops, but are now considered to be synonyms or juvenile forms of Bagaceratops.

Bagaceratops probably fed on low-growing plants, such as ferns, cycads, and conifers, using its beak and cheek teeth to slice and grind the vegetation.

It may have lived in herds or groups for protection from predators, such as velociraptors and tyrannosaurs.

Example of the color palette for the image of Bagaceratops

Picture with primary colors of Seal brown, Brass, Skobeloff, Battleship Grey and Cambridge Blue
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
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NCS S 3560-R90B
NCS S 2010-G20Y
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RAL 5021
RAL 7037
RAL 7038
RAL Design
RAL 075 60 50
RAL 000 55 00
RAL 160 70 05
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Where does the Bagaceratops live?

Bagaceratops was a small dinosaur that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period, around 72 to 71 million years ago.
It belonged to the group of ceratopsians, which are characterized by having horns and frills on their heads.
Bagaceratops means "small-horned face", and it had a tiny horn on its nose and a short frill behind its eyes.
It was about 1 meter long and weighed about 25 kilograms.
It was a herbivore, feeding on plants with its beak-like mouth and cheek teeth.

Bagaceratops fossils have been found in Mongolia, in the Barun Goyot Formation and the Bayan Mandahu Formation.
These formations are part of the Nemegt Basin, which was a semi-arid region with sand dunes, oases, and lakes during the Late Cretaceous.
Bagaceratops shared its habitat with many other dinosaurs, such as the ankylosaurs Saichania, Tarchia, and Zaraapelta, the alvarezsaurids Khulsanurus and Parvicursor, the birds Gobipipus, Gobipteryx, and Hollanda, the protoceratopsid Breviceratops, the dromaeosaurids Kuru and Shri, the halszkaraptorine Hulsanpes, the pachycephalosaurid Tylocephale, and the oviraptorids Conchoraptor, Heyuannia, and Nemegtomaia.

Bagaceratops was first described in 1975 by Polish paleontologists Teresa Maryańska and Halszka Osmólska, based on a skull and other bones collected by the Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions in the 1970s.
The type species is Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi, named after the Russian paleontologist Anatoly Konstantinovich Rozhdestvensky.
Since then, more fossils of Bagaceratops have been discovered, some of which may belong to different species.

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What does the Bagaceratops look like?

Painting of a trilops in a forest with mountains in the background
Trilops is walking through the woods in the sunlight with its long horns spread out and it's head is slightly bent
Toy Bagaceratops with large horns and a large smile on its face and neck
Statue of a trilops is in a forest setting with trees and bushes in the background
Large metal Bagaceratops standing in the desert with mountains in the background

Bagaceratops was a small dinosaur that belonged to the group of ceratopsians, which are known for having horns and frills on their heads.
Bagaceratops, however, had a very small and short frill, and no horns except for a tiny bump on its nose.
Its head was triangular in shape, and its snout was short and pointed.
It had small teeth in the front of its upper jaw, and larger teeth in the back for chewing plants.
It walked on four legs and had a long tail.
It was about 1 meter long and 0.5 meter high, and weighed around 22 to 45 kilograms.
Bagaceratops lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period, about 80 to 76 million years ago.
It was one of the most primitive and earliest members of the ceratopsian group.

Example of the color palette for the image of Bagaceratops

Picture with primary colors of Peach-orange, Smoky black, University of California Gold, Sienna and Light cornflower blue
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
RAL Classic
RAL 1014
RAL 9005
RAL 1027
RAL 3011
RAL 6027
RAL Design
RAL 060 80 30
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 075 60 60
RAL 030 30 45
RAL 240 80 20
RAL Effect
RAL 310-5
RAL 350-4
RAL 660-6
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