Hit Dice: 5d8+20 (42 hp)
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class: 18 (+8 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 18
Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+6
Attack: Bite +6 melee (1d8+4)
Full Attack: Bite +6 melee (1d8+4)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Powerful charge
Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent
Saves: Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +2
Abilities: Str 16, Dex 11, Con 19, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 6
Skills: Listen +5, Spot +5, Survival +9
Feats: Alertness, Endurance
Environment: Warm deserts
Organization: Solitary, pair, or herd (4-7)
Challenge Rating: 3
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 6-10 HD (Medium); 11-15 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: —
This beast looks like a small triceratops, with a bony frill behind its head and a sharp beaked mouth. It lacks the triceratops's horns, however, and is roughly the size of a large dog.
Protoceratops is a desert-dwelling herbivorous dinosaur that roots for tubers below the baked earth and grazes on the rough leaves of desert weeds. It has a thick, bony skull and a tough hide to protect it from climate and predators.
A protoceratops is 6 to 8 feet long and weighs about 900 pounds.
Protoceratops are not very aggressive, but because they are the favored prey of larger creatures, they have developed effective defenses. A threatened protoceratops lowers its head and charges, attempting to bull rush an enemy and escape. If it cannot get away, it attempts to charge as often as possible.
Powerful Charge (Ex): A protoceratops deals 2d8+11 points of damage when it makes a charge.
Skills: Protoceratops have a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks.