Protoceratops

Protoceratops

Pronunciation:
pro-toe-ker-ah-tops
Name meaning:
'first horned face'
Protoceratops
ceratopsian silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
1.8m
Weight:
400kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
shearing and grinding teeth with a horny beak at the front
Food:
plant material
How it moved:
on 4 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 74-70 million years ago
Found in:
China, Mongolia

One Protoceratops specimen was fossilised while being attacked by Velociraptor.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia, Coronosauria
Named by:
Granger and Gregory (1923)
Type species:
andrewsi
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