Baby Protoceratops

So small. And still such a frill. 

While Protoceratops is by no means a large dinosaur, it’s fascinating just how small Protoceratops, and most dinosaurs, were at birth. Here is a baby Protoceratops skull compared to a much older specimen. Protocertops, like many Ceratopsian dinosaurs, not only became larger in size as they got older, but the shape of their frill changed as well, gaining strength, new edges, and different forms.

You can imagine just how cute these guys would have been as babies though. Look at those big ol’ eye sockets.