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Pinacosaurus Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Pinacosaurus means "plank lizard"
Pronounced - PIN-ah-co-SAWR-us
Named By - Charles Gilmore
When Named - 1933
|SIZE:||Length - 18 ft (5.5 m) long
Height - 2 ft (60 cm) tall at the hips
Weight - ?
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Cretaceous period, about 81-85 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in Mongolia, Asia.|
|FOSSILS:||Over 35 incomplete fossils have been found, many in large bonebeds, indicating that Pinacosaurus may had roamed in herds.|
|Pinacosaurus was a medium-sized, armored, beaked, quadruped with a slender build. It had a tail club, bony spikes along its back and tail, but didn't have armor on its snout. Pinacosaurus had flared nostrils, four large hoof-covered toes on its front feet and five toes on each of its rear feet.|
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