The Psittacosaurus was a small, lightweight dinosaur that lived over 100 million years ago. For a dinosaur, it had a rather unusual appearance. Its toothless beak resembled that of a parrot. The carnivore used this beak to crack fruits and seeds. Its tail was equipped with about as many long and thin spines as a porcupine.
The skin of the Psittacosaurus was adorned with dots and stripes.