Beipiaosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Hebei (China) and Liaoning (China).

Quick facts about Beipiaosaurus:

  • Existed from Hauterivian Age to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Beipiaosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Xu and X.-L. Wang. 1999. A dromaeosaurid dinosaur with a filamentous integument from the Yixian Formation of China. Nature 401:262-266
  • X. Xu and X. Zheng. 2009. A new feather type in a nonavian theropod and the early evolution of feathers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(3):832-834