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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 77Ma
Skeletal restoration
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Ceratopsidae
Subfamily: Chasmosaurinae
Genus: Agujaceratops
Lucas, Sullivan & Hunt, 2006
Type species
Agujaceratops mariscalensis
(Lehman, 1989)
  • A. mariscalensis (Lehman, 1989)
  • A. mavericus (Lehman et al., 2016)
  • Chasmosaurus mariscalensis Lehman, 1989

Agujaceratops (meaning "horned face from Aguja") is a chasmosaurine ceratopsid known from two species, A. mariscalensis (Lehman, 1989) and A. mavericus (Lehman et al., 2016), both discovered in Aguja, Texas.

History of discovery

Agujaceratops mariscalensis

The type species, A. mariscalensis, was first discovered in 1938, when three bonebeds was discovered and excavated by William Strain. The material was described, studied and named in 1989.

Agujaceratops mavericus

A. mavericus was described, studied and named in 2016.

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