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

Quick facts about Psittacosaurus:

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

All the Psittacosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Psittacosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • G. Mayr and D. S. Peters. 2002. Bristle-like integumentary structures at the tail of the horned dinosaur <i>Psittacosaurus</i>. Naturwissenschaften 89:361-365
  • Z. Dong. 1973. [Vertebrate fossils from the Tugulu Series at Delun Mountain, Xiazijie]. Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (II): Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho, Sinkiang. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica 11:54
  • A. K. Rozhdestvensky. 1973. The study of Cretaceous reptiles in Russia. Paleontological Journal 1973(2):90-99