Protoceratops

About Protoceratops

Protoceratops is a remarkable dinosaur, mainly because there is so much fossil material left behind. Entire nests have been found, along with many individuals in various stages of development. Because of this fossil evidence, scientists were able to piece together the growth stages of Protoceratops as it develops from infant towards adulthood. Protoceratops was about the size of a modern day pig, and spent its life in what is now the Gobi Desert. This animal was one of the first ceratopsia, or horned dinosaurs. It did not have well developed horns, but instead had bumps on its prominent head frill. Like other horned dinosaurs, Protoceratops also had a sharp parrot-like beak.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Protoceratops
How do I pronounce Protoceratops?
Proe-toe-serra-tops
What does the name Protoceratops mean?
First Horn-Faced Dinosaur
How long was Protoceratops?
6.00 feet 2.00 meters
How heavy was Protoceratops?
550.00 pounds 250.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Protoceratops assigned to?
Ceratopsia
What did Protoceratops eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Protoceratops live?
85,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Protoceratops live?
Late Cretaceous
Where did Protoceratops live?
Mongolia
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Protoceratops's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Protoceratops Map

Protoceratops's size

0 kg
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