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Psittacosaurus mongoliensis (Beasts of Mesozoic)

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Beasts of the Mesozoic Psittacosaurus mongoliensis 1:6 Scale

Beasts of the Mesozoic Psittacosaurus mongoliensis 1:6 Scale Manufacturer Information:

(parrot lizard)

One of the earliest Ceratopsians, Psittacosaurus Mongoliensis is the best known of up to twelve different Psittacosaurus species. This genus is famously known for having a tall row of tail quills and parrot-like beaks.

This ceratopsian figure measures just over 12 in. long, stands at 5.5 in. tall and features 19 points of articulation. Includes collectible trading card, unique background display insert and instruction sheet. Packaging features red-foil printing with package art by Jax Jocson and Carlo Arellano.

Psittacosaurus mongoliensis Information:

Psittacosaurus mongoliensis is a species of dinosaur that belongs to the genus Psittacosaurus. Psittacosaurus is a group of herbivorous dinosaurs that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, approximately 125 to 100 million years ago. The name "Psittacosaurus" means "parrot lizard," derived from the Greek words "psittakos" (parrot) and "sauros" (lizard).

Here are some key facts about Psittacosaurus mongoliensis:

Physical Characteristics: Psittacosaurus mongoliensis was a relatively small dinosaur, measuring around 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length and standing about 2.5 feet (0.8 meters) tall at the hips. It had a bipedal stance, meaning it walked on two legs. Its body was stout, and its head was characterized by a beak-like snout and a prominent frill at the back.

Beak and Teeth: Like other ceratopsians (horned dinosaurs), Psittacosaurus had a beak at the front of its mouth, which it likely used to clip vegetation. Behind the beak, it had rows of small, leaf-shaped teeth that were well-suited for grinding plant material.

Ceratopsian Characteristics: Psittacosaurus is considered an early member of the ceratopsians, a group of dinosaurs that later evolved into iconic species like Triceratops. While Psittacosaurus didn't have the elaborate horns and frills of its later relatives, it did have some facial ornamentation, including a small frill at the back of its skull.

Fossil Discoveries: Fossils of Psittacosaurus have been found in several locations, including Mongolia and China. Mongolia is where the species name "mongoliensis" comes from, indicating the country where the first specimens were discovered.

Diet and Behavior: Psittacosaurus mongoliensis was primarily an herbivorous dinosaur, meaning it mainly fed on plants. Its diet likely consisted of various ferns, cycads, and other vegetation that was common during the Early Cretaceous period. Being a bipedal dinosaur, it was likely a fast and agile runner, which would have been helpful for avoiding predators.

Social Behavior: Some evidence suggests that Psittacosaurus may have been social animals, as fossil discoveries have revealed groups of individuals found together. This indicates that they might have lived in herds or had some form of social structure.

As with many extinct species, our understanding of Psittacosaurus mongoliensis continues to evolve as new fossil discoveries and scientific research shed more light on this fascinating dinosaur and its ancient world.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #25112

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Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Psittacosaurus mongoliensis 1:6 Scale #25112

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