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
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
THINK BIG The Walking with Dinosaurs movie features lifelike-looking protoceratops
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
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.