(Pictures by Matti Aumala)
    The dawnhorn (Plateoceros soloriens) is a denizen of southern and central Asia,  protoceratopsian not much different from its Cretaceous ancestors.  Dawnhorns are 3-5 meter-long, quadripedal herbivores that dwell in forests and jungles, and eat all manner of  vegetation, including bamboo and small trees.  Males of this species have a curious, laterally flattened nose horn, which flushes bright yellow-orange during the mating season and has earned the species its name.

    The auryngo or sunhorn (P. soloriens auryngo) is a subspecies of dawnhorn that was at first mistaken for a species of its own by early specbiologists.
    Auryngo lives only in Nepal while P. soloriens soloriens is a more widespread.

(Text by Daniel Bensen and Matti Aumala)
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