Psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurus

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'parrot lizard'

50kg, 2.0m-long euornithopod

Diet: herbivorous

Country: China, Mongolia, Russia

Period: Early Cretaceous, 120-100 million years ago

Teeth: beak

How it moved: on 2 or 4 legs

Food: plant material

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Psittacosauridae

Named by: Osborn (1923)

Type species: mongoliensis

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