Psittacosaurus

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Psittacosaurus:


Name Meaning: Parrot Lizard
Period: Early Cretaceous
Family Group: Ceratopsia
Diet: Plants
Size: 10 feet
Fossil found: China , Mongolia and Thailand 1923


Psittacosaurus



Psittacosaurus facts

this small ceratopsian walked on both two and four legs . It had a parrot like beaks and its teeth could chop plants but now chew them. One adult fossil was found with more than 30 babies in tow. Another specimen , recently found in the famous Yixian Formation in China , had a row of hollow quill-like structures sticking out along the top of its tail .We do now know what these were used for..
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