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Psittacosaurus is a small bipedal ceratopsian from the Barremian-Albian stages of the Cretaceous period. It is known from many species.

In Real Life

Psittacosaurus is an herbivorous ceratopsian with a robust skull and sharp beak to functionally tear off tough plant material. It is the most species-rich non-avian dinosaur, with 11 species currently described.

Psittacosaurus species vary in size, with P.mongoliensis reaching up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) in length and weighing up to 44 lbs (20 kg), while P.ordosensis is the smallest known species, 20% smaller then P.mongoliensis.

Studies of coloration by the preserved skin pigmentation, shows that it was counter-shaded , likely as camouflage. The tail has tall, bristle-like filaments running down the edge in at least one species of Psittacosaurus.

In The Isle

The Psittacosaurus is the weakest dinosaur as of right now in the game. It is about half the size of a Dryosaurus, and is the slowest dinosaur in-game. Many small predators are dangerous to it, especially the Velociraptor.

Luckily, you can blend into the grass very well just by resting. Predators are less likely to see you this way. It recommended to stay by lakes with forests filled with food and never leave them until you go up a tier.

General information

Pros:

  • Easy to hide
  • High stamina

Cons:

  • Mind-numbingly slow
  • Pathetically weak
  • No attack

Habitat

Psittacosaurus mostly live near large herds of herbivores like Triceratops. They stick with them for protection from predators like Velociraptor, Austroraptor, etc. Due to their sharp beak, they can eat any type of plant.

Gallery

Behind The Scenes

It was modeled by Jake Baardse. The model was revealed to the public by Dondi on July 15, 2016. Its colors are also based on a recent reconstruction that was termed "the most accurate dinosaur ever found".

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