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Chaoyangsaurus

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Chaoyangsaurus is the earliest known ceratopsian (shield dinosaur).

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Pronounced
chow-yahng-sore-us
Meaning of name
Chaoyang lizard
Length
  1.1m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Jurassic
(99 - 65 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Ceratopsia, Neoceratopsia, Chaoyangsaurus
Named by
Zhao, Cheng and Xu (1999)
Type species
youngi