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Protoceratops was a ceratopsian that lived during the early to late Cretaceous period. They look like Triceratops.

Facts[]

Description & distribution[]

One of the earliest ceratopsians, protoceratops was like the rest of its family, except that it didn't have a horn. It lived in what is now, China. Instead of a horn, it had quite a very large bump on its snout, right before the beak, and that could have been used like a horn. It lived in the same area as Oviraptor, Velociraptor and many other dinosaurs.

Defence []

Although tough, these ceratopsians were easy pickings for the tyrannosaur that lived there, like tarbosaurus. Protoceratops was also prey for Velociraptor. They had strong beaks, that could break a humans arm like that! It was one of the earlier ceratopsians. It usaully lived in the deserts of asia.  Its a very small ceratopsian. It lived in giant herds.

Classification

It is genus pocertopsidae and one of the earlier proceratopsians.

In Other Media[]

In Chased By Dinosaurs[]

Protoceratops, was shown in a walking with special, Chased by dinosaurs: The Giant Claw. It appeared when Nigel Marvin first walked through a valley to get to a forest. Then, finally appeared when a pack of Velociraptor attacked a lone male and killed him.