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Yinlong

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

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Pronounced
yin-long
Meaning of name
hidden dragon
Length
about  1.2m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Mid Jurassic
(159 - 154 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

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