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

Quick facts about Psittacosaurus:

  • Existed from Cretaceous Period to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a sediment
  • 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):
  • M. Watabe and S. Suzuki. 2000. Report on the Japan–Mongolia Joint Paleontological Expedition to the Gobi desert, 1993. Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences Research Bulletin 1:17-29
  • L. Hou. 1994. [A late Mesozoic bird from Inner Mongolia]. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 32(4):258-266
  • M. Saneyoshi and M. Watabe. 2010. Report of the HMNS-MPC Joint Paleontological Expedition in 2007. Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences Research Bulletin 3:19-28