Hi, paleo pals, I'm Deena Soris.

My guest today is a fossil of a Protoceratops. This dashing dino was dug up in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia during the 1920s.

Paleontologists named this kind of dinosaur Protoceratops andrewsi (pro-toh-SER-uh-tops an-DROO-zee) in honor of the last name of the guy who led the expeditions that discovered him — Roy Chapman Andrews. Please slap your bony hands together for my very close fossil friend..."Proto Andy!"

PROTO ANDY: Thanks. It's great to see you again, Deena.

Image Credits:

Illustrations: Deena Soris and Proto Andy: Jim Steck