New from Papo in 2022, the bright green paint on this figure is stunning and catches the eye. The overall texture is nice and comprises of a rough, bubbly side and smoother brown plates along the back and tail.
The Head and frill are also stunning. The orange eye is a little sleepy, but the frill details are exciting.
The jaw opens and closes – the beak is a deep black. Overall a great new dinosaur figure from Papo.
Protoceratops means “first horned face,” is a genus of small protoceratopsid dinosaurs that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous, around 75 to 71 million years ago. Protoceratops were initially believed to be an ancestor of ankylosaurians and larger ceratopsians, such as Triceratops.
Protoceratops were small ceratopsians, about 6.5 ft long, and weighed up to 400 lbs. While adults were largely quadrupedal, juveniles could walk around bipedally if necessary. They were characterized by a proportionally large skull, short and stiff neck, and neck frill. The frill was likely used for display or intraspecific combat, as well as protection of the neck and anchoring of jaw muscles. The “horn” and frill were highly variable in shape and size across individuals of the same species. They had a prominent parrot-like beak at the tip of the jaws.
Protoceratops, were herbivores equipped with prominent jaws and teeth suited for chopping foliage and other plant material. They are thought to have lived in highly sociable groups of mixed ages. They appear to have cared for their young.
The Papo Protoceratops #55064 is part of the Dinosaur Series by Papo.
Hand Painted. Made of durable synthetic material.
Product Code: 55064
|Dimensions||5 x 1 x 2 in|