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Tsintaosaurus was an herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Early Cretaceous Period, about 125 million years ago. It was one of the first ceratopsian dinosaurs discovered and was discovered in China. It was a medium-sized dinosaur that grew up to 6 meters long and had a long body with a short neck and a large head.


Tsintaosaurus had a unique triangular-shaped head with lots of horns and a large beak. Its neck was short and curved like that of a rhinoceros and it had 4 horns on the back of its head. It also had a short frill on the back of its neck, which was likely used to intimidate predators. Its legs were long and it probably walked on all fours. It had five fingers on each hand and four toes on each foot.


Tsintaosaurus was an herbivore. It probably ate mainly leaves, flowers, and other plants. It had a unique beak with sharp edges that could be used to grab and shred plant matter.


Tsintaosaurus lived in what is now known as the Liaoning province of China. This area was once covered in dense coniferous forests and had plenty of prey for Tsintaosaurus to eat.

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Tsintaosaurus’ behavior is not well known. It is likely that it moved in herds and used its horns to intimidate other herbivores as well as to ward off predators.


Tsintaosaurus went extinct around 70 million years ago. Its exact cause of extinction is not known but it is believed that climate change and the rise of predatory dinosaurs may have played a role.

Facts about Tsintaosaurus

– Tsintaosaurus was the first ceratopsian dinosaur to be discovered.
– Its name translates to “mystery dragon from the east”.
– Its horns and frill were likely used for display purposes.
– It was a herbivore and ate mainly plants.
– It lived during the Early Cretaceous Period, about 125 million years ago.
– It went extinct around 70 million years ago.

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