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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The man hid the 80-million-year-old fossil of a protoceratops in his cottage and planned to sell it.
Other dinosaurs introduced in the book include Protoceratops, Ankylosaurus, Allosaurus, Oviraptor and Ornitolestes.
A velociraptor and a protoceratops were gripped in an intense battle 80 million years ago in the Gobi Desert when they were buried alive.
Among his discoveries were the largest mammalian carnivore to roam the earth (Andrewsarchus); the tallest mammalian herbivore ever discovered, a hornless rhino 12 feet taller than a giraffe (Indracotherium); and a hornless ancestor of Triceratops named after the team leader (Protoceratops andrewsi).
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. Bosses confirmed the blunder and told Charlie, who has wanted to be a palaeontologist since he was three, they will correct it.
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." [Source: http ://press.princeton.
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.