Yinlong

Yinlong

yin-long

'hidden dragon'

1.2m-long ceratopian

Diet: herbivorous

Country: China

Period: Mid Jurassic, 159-154 million years ago

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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