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Psittacosaurus mongoliensis (Beasts of Mesozoic)

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Beasts of the Mesozoic Psittacosaurus mongoliensis 4"

Beasts of the Mesozoic Psittacosaurus mongoliensis 4" Manufacturer Information:

Psittacosaurus mongoliensis 1/18th scale Dinosaur Action Figure

This 1/18th scale ceratopsian figure is approximately 4 inches long with 11 points of articulation and includes the following: one (1) pair of interchangeable lower legs, and (1) display base, on blister-style packaging. Featuring package art by Jax Jocson and Carlo Arellano.

Psittacosaurus mongoliensis Information:

Psittacosaurus mongoliensis is an extinct species of dinosaur that belongs to the family Psittacosauridae. It is one of the most well-known and studied species within the Psittacosaurus genus. Here's some information about Psittacosaurus mongoliensis:

Taxonomy: Psittacosaurus mongoliensis was named and described by the American paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1923. The name "Psittacosaurus" means "parrot lizard" in Greek, referring to its beak-like mouth.

Geological age: Psittacosaurus mongoliensis lived during the Early Cretaceous period, approximately 120 to 100 million years ago.

Fossil discoveries: Fossils of Psittacosaurus mongoliensis have been found in Mongolia and China. Numerous specimens have been recovered, making it one of the best-represented dinosaur species in the fossil record.

Physical characteristics: Psittacosaurus mongoliensis was a small to medium-sized dinosaur, reaching lengths of up to 2 meters (6.5 feet). It was a bipedal (walked on two legs) herbivorous dinosaur. One of the distinguishing features of Psittacosaurus was its parrot-like beak, which it used for cropping vegetation.

Beak and teeth: The beak of Psittacosaurus was adapted for nipping and cutting plants. Behind the beak, it had a set of teeth suitable for grinding plant material.

Frill and spines: Psittacosaurus had a unique structure at the back of its skull called a frill, which is a characteristic feature of the Psittacosauridae family. Some species of Psittacosaurus had prominent spines on their tail, but it is not clear if P. mongoliensis possessed these features.

Tail bristles: Some evidence suggests that Psittacosaurus may have had a covering of bristle-like structures on its tail, similar to what we see in some modern-day animals like certain mammals or lizards.

Behavior and environment: Psittacosaurus was likely a fast runner and lived in forested environments. As an herbivore, it would have fed on plants, including ferns, cycads, and other vegetation prevalent during the Early Cretaceous.

Importance in paleontology: Psittacosaurus mongoliensis is important for scientists because it provides valuable information about the early evolution of horned dinosaurs and the diversification of herbivorous dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #28652

by Beasts of the Mesozoic

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Psittacosaurus mongoliensis 4" #28652

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