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Protoceratops

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

Information

One Protoceratops specimen was fossilised while being attacked by Velociraptor.

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Pronounced
pro-toe-ker-ah-tops
Meaning of name
first horned face
Length
  1.8m
Height
  1m
Weight
400kg
Teeth
shearing and grinding teeth with a horny beak at the front
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 4 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(85 - 80 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China, Mongolia

Taxonomic details

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