Yinlong

Yinlong

Pronunciation:
yin-long
Name meaning:
'hidden dragon'
Yinlong
ceratopsian silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
ceratopsian
Length:
1.2m
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Mid Jurassic, 159-154 million years ago
Found in:
China

The earliest known ceratopsian, showing features of ceratopsians, pachycephalosaurians and heterodontosaurids.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia
Named by:
Xu, Forster, Clark and Mo (2006)
Type species:
downsi

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