|Scientific name :||Protoceratops hellenikorhinus|
|Time period :||Late Cretaceous period|
|Primary diet :||Herbivore|
|In the series|
|Appearances :||Survival Tactics|
The Protoceratops was a ceratopsian dinosaur that lived between 75 and 70 million years and lived in the Mongolian Gobi desert. It measures 9 feet long, weighed up to 400 pounds and had a bony crest to protect his neck. Unlike other ceratopsians, it was small with a very big head and didn't have long horns, still possessed a sharp pointed beak and used for eating and to protect it from predators like Velociraptor. Also had a small horn that should not have function.
It's sharp beak was helpful to crush seeds, branches and stiff leaves.
The Protoceratops are very tender and protective with their own babies. In Dinosaur Revolution is shown that an old male protects a young from a group of Velociraptors.
Episodes featured Edit
The Protoceratops appears in the third episode (Survival Tactics) where a little Protoceratops and it's parents where attacked by a pack of Velociraptors, the Velociraptors manage to kill the parents. But before they could kill the youngster, an old lone bull Protoceratops shows up and chases them away, the little one follows him and for the next few days the old bull becomes his guardian, protecting him and helping him eat. One day, the two Protoceratops were roaming again, the two Velociraptors from before tried to land a surprise attack, but were chased away by sudden footsteps of a Protoceratops herd. The youngster joins the herd and becomes one of them but the old bull leaves as the youngster watches him and dies before being eaten by Azhdarchid pterosaurs.