protoceratops


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pro·to·cer·a·tops

 (prō′tō-sĕr′ə-tŏps′)
n.
A small herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur of the genus Protoceratops of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by a bony frill on the back of the skull and a beaked mouth.

[New Latin Prōtocerātōps, genus name : Greek prōto-, proto- + Greek keras, kerāt-, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots + Greek ōps, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.protoceratops - small horned dinosaurprotoceratops - small horned dinosaur    
ceratopsian, horned dinosaur - any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia
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A velociraptor and a protoceratops were gripped in an intense battle 80 million years ago in the Gobi Desert when they were buried alive.
He assumed the eggs belonged to Protoceratops but later analysis would show that the finds were the spawn of a small previously unknown predator called Oviraptor ("Egg Thief.
Charlie Edwards, who has Asperger's, realised a silhouette image labelled as an oviraptor, a small carnivore with a beak, was in fact the sheep-sized herbivore protoceratops.
FEATURED DINOSAURS | Tyrannosaurus head | Edmontosaurus head | Brachiosaurus head | Baryonyx | Ceolophysis | Velociraptor | Protoceratops | Iguanodon | Euoplocephalus | Oviraptor
Visitors even get a hint of a scrap as a protoceratops and velociraptor square off against one another.
The legend of the gold-guarding griffin, for example, sprang from tales first told by Scythian gold-miners who, passing through the Gobi Desert at the foot of the Altai Mountains, encountered the skeletons of Protoceratops and other dinosaurs that littered the ground.
Yes, we may be talking about a Tarbosaurus, Oviraptor, Protoceratops, Velociraptor, Gallimimus and Camarasaurus - but let's, instead, say hello (and please don't get too close) to Zeek, Albert, Nel, Shirley, Sid and (everyone's favourite, it seems) Toby.
A 70 million year old nest was discovered containing 15 young Protoceratops andrewsi skeletons.
VELOCIRAPTOR (9781608705405), TYRANNOSAURUS (9781608705399), PROTOCERATOPS (9781608705382), MUTTABURRASAURUS (9781608705375), DIPLODOCUS (9781608705368) and ANKYLOSAURUS (9781608705351) each provide lively surveys of all the natural history known for each dinosaur.
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A University of Rhode Island paleontologist has described a large nest of juvenile Protoceratops andrewsi dinosaurs - first of this genus ever found - from Mongolia.
As their Centennial project in 1967, the school children of Ontario raised funds to help the ROM acquire a specimen of Protoceratops andrewsi, a Mongolian dinosaur discovered in 1922 by famed American naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews for the American Museum of Natural History.