As team members at Everything Dinosaur prepare for the arrival of the third wave of Beasts of the Mesozoic ceratopsian models, they have been busy finalising the Albertaceratops fact sheet. This fact sheet will be sent out with sales of the Beasts of the Mesozoic Albertaceratops nesmoi figure which is one of the wave 3 models coming into stock.
A Basal Centrosaurine
Named and described back in 2007, based on the discovery of a partial skull, Albertaceratops was thought to be a distant relative of Triceratops when it was first being studied. Whilst the skull is centrosaurine in nature, this herbivorous dinosaur had two large brow horns, a characteristic associated with the Chasmosaurinae subfamily within the Ceratopsidae. Triceratops is classified as a chasmosaurine and as such, it was originally thought that Albertaceratops was related to it.
Most palaeontologists consider Albertaceratops to be most closely related to Medusaceratops (M. lokii), which is known from the Judith River Formation of Montana (USA). Both Medusaceratops and Albertaceratops lived at the same time (77.5 million years ago – Campanian faunal stage of the Late Cretaceous). These two horned dinosaurs were coeval.
Albertaceratops is thought to represent an early member of the Centrosaurinae.
Medusaceratops was named and described in 2010 (Ryan, Russell and Hartman), an articulated replica of this dinosaur is in the Beasts of the Mesozoic ceratopsian range, it being one of the first models to be introduced (wave 1).
Beasts of the Mesozoic Wave 3 Ceratopsians in Stock Next Month (December 2021)
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur confirmed that the wave 3 ceratopsian series was scheduled to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in December 2021.
To view the range of Beasts of the Mesozoic “raptors” and ceratopsians in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic Models and Figures.