Beipiaosaurus

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Beipiaosaurus
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
Restoration of Beipiaosaurus sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Superfamily: Therizinosauroidea
Genus: Beipiaosaurus
Xu, Tang & Wang, 1999

Beipiaosaurus is a therizinosaur theropod dinosaur. It lived in the Lower Cretaceous, about 125 million years ago. Its fossil was found in the Yixian Formation near Beipiao, Liaoning Province of China. The theroziosaurs were a group of theropods which became herbivorous. Beipiaosaurus had a toothless beak, cheek teeth, and protofeathers.