greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,
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Psittacosaurus gobiensis, "Parrot lizard of the Gobi"

So, here I am still excited by Limusaurus, the herbivorous ceratosaurid, and up pops a previously unknown form of the speciose ceratopsian genus Psittacosaurus (presently 10-11 valid species known), from the Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia. Psittacosaurus gobiensis, like living macaws, may have fed on nuts.



Comparison of the skull of Psittacosaurus gobiensis and a modern-day dinosaur, the macaw.



Life restoration of Psittacosaurus gobiensis.
Tags: birds, dinosaurs, evolution, paleo, science
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