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Protoceratops andrewsi
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Protoceratops andrewsi v Velociraptor mongoliensis
Protoceratops andrewsi
Protoceratops ( /ˌproʊtoʊˈsɛrətɒps/; from Greek proto-/πρωτο- "first", cerat-/κερατ- "horn" and -ops/-ωψ "face", meaning "First Horned Face") is a genus of sheep-sized (1.5 to 2 m long) herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur, from the Upper Cretaceous Period (Campanian stage) of what is now Mongolia. It was a member of the Protoceratopsidae, a group of early horned dinosaurs. Unlike later ceratopsians, however, it was a much smaller creature that lacked well-developed horns and retained some primitive traits not seen in later genera. Protoceratops had a large neck frill, which may have served to protect the neck, to anchor jaw muscles, to impress other members of the species, or combinations of these functions. Described by Walter Granger and W.K. Gregory in 1923, Protoceratops was initially believed to be an ancestor of the North American ceratopsians. Protoceratops was approximately 1.8 meters (6 ft) in length and 0.6 meters (2 ft) high at the shoulder. A fully grown adult would have weighed less than 400 pounds (180 kg). The large numbers of specimens found in high concentration suggest that Protoceratops lived in herds.

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Velociraptor mongoliensis
Velociraptor ( /vɨˈlɒsɨræptər/; meaning 'swift seizer') is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that existed approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period. Two species are currently recognized, although others have been assigned in the past. The type species is V. mongoliensis; fossils of this species have been discovered in Mongolia. Smaller than other dromaeosaurids like Deinonychus and Achillobator, Velociraptor nevertheless shared many of the same anatomical features. It was a bipedal, feathered carnivore with a long, stiffened tail and an enlarged sickle-shaped claw on each hindfoot, which is thought to have been used to kill its prey. Velociraptor can be distinguished from other dromaeosaurids by its long and low skull, with an upturned snout. Velociraptor was a mid-sized dromaeosaurid, with adults measuring up to 2.07 m (6.8 ft) long, 0.5 m (1.6 ft) high at the hip, and weighing up to 15 kg (33 lb), though there is a higher estimate of 19.7 kg (43 lb). The skull, which grew up to 25 cm (9.8 in) long, was uniquely up-curved, concave on the upper surface and convex on the lower. The jaws were lined with 26–28 widely spaced teeth on each side, each more strongly serrated on the back edge than the front

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They obviously interacted. Here is the fossil finding known as 'the Fighting Dinosaurs":

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This fight is about 50/50 face to face with a slight edge going to the bulkier protoceratops, the velociraptor will win by ambush.
Wow, this is a derby match.. The Fighting Dinosaurs! The popstars of my dino-childhood.
On average Protoceratops should win in a head to head. It’s significantly bigger.
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Interestingly, if it were not for this fossil record, no one would have imagined that protoceratops had any form of defending itself. He has no horns, no spikes or anything. No matter how strong his jaw was, probably no one would relate it to a defensive behavior.

Who imagines, for example, a triceratops attacking a theropod with a bite? Well, they could do it very well.

Parrots bite very hard, imagine how powerful these dinosaurs could bite.
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Here's a bit of History on the finding:

"Apparently locked in combat, these two fighting dinosaurs were remarkably preserved in this action pose some 80 million years ago.

Velociraptor was a fierce carnivore that hunted prey animals, such as the plant-eating Protoceratops. Here, the Velociraptor has embedded its deadly foot claw into the neck of the crouching Protoceratops, near the region that housed the blood supply for the head. In turn, the Protoceratops appears to have bitten and broken the right arm of the Velociraptor, whose left hand grips the head of the Protoceratops.
A sudden sand flow may have quickly buried these foes, capturing them in this fighting position. In 1971 a Polish-Mongolian team discovered this specimen embedded in the white sandstone cliffs of the southern Gobi Desert. It is considered a national treasure of Mongolia."

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Face to face: Protoceratops though if lucky at times Velociraptor
Ambush: 50/50
Velociraptor wins imo . The velociraptor seams to Be larger and faster
Velociraptor wouldn't win a fight in straight combat one on one. They did hunt Protoceratops, but this was done by ambush and in packs, that's how they would manage to hunt down their prey.
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