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Beipiaosaurus

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Pronounced
bay-pyow-sore-us
Meaning of name
Beipiao lizard
Length
  2m
Diet
omnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(127 - 121 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Therizinosauroidea, Beipiaosaurus
Named by
Xu, Tang and Wang (1999)
Type species
inexpectus