An exceptionally preserved skull and mandible of ceratopsian dinosaur Psittacosaurus major revealed many anatomical details such as the existence of an elliptical median interpremaxillary foramen, a prominent neurovascular canal on the internal wall of the beak, long, slightly divergent basipterygoid processes developed as vertical blades with a deep cleft between them, and horizontally oriented vomer. The new specimen shows two autapomorphies of Psittacosaurus major, the transversely narrow dorsal skull roof and very prominent dentary flanges, confirming the presence of two large-skulled psittacosaur species in the Lujiatun Bed of the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation in Beipiao City, western Liaoning Province, China, the long- and narrow-skulled P. major, and broad-skulled P. lujiatunensis.
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Vol. 53 • No. 2