Pinacosaurus

Pinacosaurus

Pronunciation:
pin-ak-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'plank lizard'
Pinacosaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
5.0m
Weight:
1000kg
Diet:
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Food:
plants
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 81-75 million years ago
Found in:
China, Mongolia

Groups of young Pinacosaurus dinosaurs have been found fossilised together.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosauridae
Named by:
Gilmore (1933)
Type species:
grangeri
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