Genus: Bravoceratops WICKS, & LEHMAN, 2013
Etymology: Spanish, bravo, "wild," in reference to the portion of the Rio Bravo del Norte (Mexican nomencalture) that forms the great curve of the Rio Grande (American nomenclature) and defines the Big Bend region of Western Texas and Northern Mexico, and Greek suffix, ceratops, "horn-face," which denotes membership in the Ceratopsidae.
polyphemus WICKS, & LEHMAN,
Etymology: From the Colossal cyclops, Polyphemus, of Greek mythology in allusion to the midline depresson or "socket" located on the mediodistal parietal bar of the holotype for presumed attachment of a protruding epiparietal.
Holotype: TMM 46015-1
Locality: "Hippiewalk" site (TMM 46015; = BIBE P-214), northeast of Paint
Gap Hills, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas.
Note: Exact locality data are aavailable at the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory of teh University of Texas at Austin, and the Division of Science and Resource Management, Big Bend National PArk, Texas, USA.
Horizon: Base of the Javelina Formation.
Age: Late Campanian to Early Maastrichtian Stage, uppermost Senonian subepoch, Upper Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.
Material: A fragmentary, disarticualted adult skull including braincase with
detached supraoccipital, parts of both supraorbital horncores and rear part
of the left postorbital, posterior part of the right nasal, parts of fused
nasals and epinasal, both jugals, both quadrates, both quadratojugals, parietal
median bar with attached midline epiparietal, detached lateral epiparietal,
parts of right squamosal, coronoid process of both dentaries, fragment of dentary
lingual plate, and numerous unidentified skull fragments.