Posts Tagged 'Protoceratops'


Protoceratops hasn’t done too badly on the Musings, though this is by far the best specimen I have been able to show on here to date. This taxon is basically synonymous with the Asian Late Cretaceous with huge numbers of specimens having been found and a great many of them complete. With so much material (well, prior to the Liaoning revolution anyway) coming out of Mongolia and China it became a standard feature of pretty much every dinosaur book going (and don’t forget to include an Oviraptor running off with a few eggs). Even so, there are rather obvious and quirky features that are rarely illustrated like the really high neural spines in the mid part of the tail and the long, protruding teeth of the premaxilla that are really nicely shown off here.

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