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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Thyreophora
  Infraorder Ankylosauria
  Family Ankylosauridae
  Genus Pinacosaurus
Pinacosaurus was an armored herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in China and Mongolia during the late Cretaceous period, between about 80 million and 75 million years ago.

Pinacosaurus was about 16 feet (5 meters) long. Like other Ankylosaurs, it was covered with armor to protect it from predators. It also had a bony club at the end of its tail. Its chief distinguish feature are two egg-shaped holes in the skull where the nostrils are normally found.

Many Pinacosaurus fossils have been found together in bone beds, and it is thought that these animals must have lived and died together. Scientists therefore believe that the Pinacosaurus must have lived in herds.


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Pinacosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago

Pinacosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 80 to 75 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Pinacosaurus:
  1. Pinacosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Pinacosaurus" means "plate lizard".

  3. Pinacosaurus was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Pinacosaurus was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Pinacosaurus lived between about 80 million years ago and 75 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  5. Pinacosaurus lived in China and Mongolia.

  6. Pinacosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  7. Pinacosaurus was about 16 feet (5 meters) long.

  8. Pinacosaurus weighed about 1.5 tons.

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