Chaoyangsaurus

Chaoyangsaurus

Pronunciation:
chow-yahng-sore-us
Name meaning:
'Chaoyang lizard'
Chaoyangsaurus
ceratopsian silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
1.1m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Jurassic, 99-65 million years ago
Found in:
China

Chaoyangsaurus is the earliest known ceratopsian (shield dinosaur).

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia
Named by:
Zhao, Cheng and Xu (1999)
Type species:
youngi
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