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Torosaurus Is Not Triceratops

Torosaurus Is Not Triceratops : Ontogeny in Chasmosaurine Ceratopsids as a Case Study in Dinosaur Taxonomy. 2012. N.R. Longrich and D. J. Field. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32623. From PLoS One e32623[edit]: It has been proposed that the genera Triceratops and Torosaurus are in synonymous, with specimens identified as Torosaurus representing the adult form of Triceratops. The hypothesis of synonymy makes three testable predictions: 1) the species in question should have similar geographic and stratigraphic distributions, 2) specimens assigned to Torosaurus should be more mature than those assigned to Triceratops, and 3) intermediates should exist that combine features of Triceratops and Torosaurus.
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