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Name meaning

"Parrot lizard"




0.6 meters (2 feet)


1.2 meters (4 feet)


20 kilograms (44 lb)


Thailand, China, Mongolia


Isla Sorna
Isla Nublar

Game appearances

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (sounds)

Psittacosaurus is a small early Marginocephalian from the Early Cretaceous. It lived in what is now Asia. It is known from a number of well preserved skeletons, which represent about eight different species.

Psittacosaurus was one of the smallest and most primitive of the Marginocephalians. It lacked the well-developed frill and horns that were typical of more advanced forms, yet, along with the hard keratinous beak, it had the characteristic skull shape of a ceratopsian. In fact, Psittacosaurus is now believed to be an ancestor of the larger, more advanced horned dinosaurs.

Psittacosaurus‘ hindlimbs were longer-although only slightly-than its forelimbs, which suggests that it could have moved about in an upright position for short distances. In 2002, quills were found in Psittacosaurus‘ tail, possibly suggesting that these quills were present in all later ceratopsians.

An extraordinarily well preserved Psittacosaurus with skin covering much of its skeleton was discovered. Large parts of the skin were preserved as a thin dark layer, where the skin has been transformed into a dark carbonized matter.[1]

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Psittacosaurus


Jurassic Park: Dangerous GamesEdit

In Dangerous Games, Psittacosaurs were seen in groups/or in nests, and were extremely protective to its infants, lashing out at Agent Espinoza when he stumbles upon their nest at the hydroelectric plant on Isla Nublar.

Theme parksEdit

JP psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurus on Jurassic Park: The Ride

Psittacosaurus Can Be Seen At The Jurassic Park Ride And Is Seen By The The Ultrasaur Habitat.

Jurassic Park inspired gamesEdit

Jurassic Park 3: Park Builder

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Sounds of the Psittacosaurus can be heard in ambience of some forest areas on Isla Sorna.


Since not appearing in any of the films, but rides and games, Psittacosaurus is only known from its laughing-like hoots. The hooting sound of the Psittacosaurus is made from the hooting sounds of the White-bellied green pigeon, a bird native to Asia much the dinosaur itself.


JPIII Park Builder Psittacosaurus



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