Pinacosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as South Gobi (Mongolia), Shandong (China) and Inner Mongolia (China).

Quick facts about Pinacosaurus:

  • Existed from Cretaceous Period to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 18 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Pinacosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. C. T'an. 1923. New research on the Mesozoic and early Tertiary geology in Shantung. Geological Survey of China Bulletin 5:95-135
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and K. Kowalski. 1965. Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions to the Gobi Desert in 1963 and 1964. Bulletin de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Cl. II 13(3):175-179
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and R. Barsbold. 1972. Narrative of the Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions 1967-1971. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:5-136