Psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurus

Pronunciation:
SIT-ak-oh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'parrot lizard'
Psittacosaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
2.0m
Weight:
50kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
Teeth:
beak
Food:
plant material
How it moved:
on 2 or 4 legs
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 120-100 million years ago
Found in:
China, Mongolia, Russia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Psittacosauridae
Named by:
Osborn (1923)
Type species:
mongoliensis
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