Psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurus

Pronunciation:
SIT-ak-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'parrot lizard'
Psittacosaurus
Dinosaur description:
50kg, 2.0m-long
euornithopod
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Diet:
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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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