CANVASES, CARATS AND CURIOSITIES

Psittacosaurus Dinosaur Fossil Skeleton

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Psittacosaurus Dinosaur Fossil Skeleton

 

This complete fossilized skeleton of a Psittacosaurus dinosaur is extremely rare and awe-inspiring. Taking its name from the Greek for "parrot lizard," due to its remarkable beaked skull, this dinosaur belonged to a genus of horn-faced dinosaurs who lived during the Early Cretaceous Period in what is now Asia, about 130 to 100 million years ago. Diminutive and herbivorous, Psittacosaurus also possessed an impressive set of bristles running along the dorsal surface of its tail. This specimen is an exceptional representation of the size that these reptiles reached and shows the distinctive shape of their skulls. A full dinosaur skeleton in such an incredible state of preservation would only ever be found in a museum or the most sophisticated private collection.

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