psittacosaur


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Noun1.psittacosaur - primitive dinosaur actually lacking horns and having only the beginning of a frillpsittacosaur - primitive dinosaur actually lacking horns and having only the beginning of a frill; long hind limbs and short forelimbs; may have been bipedal
ceratopsian, horned dinosaur - any of several four-footed herbivorous dinosaurs with enormous beaked skulls; of the late Cretaceous in North America and Mongolia
genus Psittacosaurus - most primitive genus of horned dinosaurs; early Cretaceous
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We predicted that the Psittacosaur must have lived in a forest.
Previously, researchers had discovered a fossilized nest that included almost three dozen psittacosaur hatchlings, possibly from several mothers.