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Psittacosaurus

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Pronounced
SIT-ak-oh-sore-us
Meaning of name
parrot lizard
Length
  2m
Weight
50kg
Teeth
beak
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 2 or 4 legs
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(120 - 100 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China, Mongolia, Russia

Taxonomic details

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