Incisivosaurus (name meaning "Incisor Lizard"), often called "Bunnysaurus", is a genus of small omnivorous theropod dinosaur that originated during the Early Cretaceous period in what is now Asia. A strange, feathered, bird-like dinosaur with buck-teeth, males defended the females from other males who wanted to mate by displaying their feathers. It was a vegetarian and a little similar to Microraptor.
Era & DiscoveryEdit
Incisivosaurus lived in China during the Early Cretaceous period, over 120 million years ago. The first specimens were discovered in 2002 in the Sihetun area, near Beipiao City, in western Liaoning Province.
Incisivosaurus stood 3-4 feet tall and measured 8 feet long. They get their name because of those protruding front teeth, incisor-like teeth at the front. They were essentially halfway between dinosaurs and birds.
Behavior & TraitsEdit
They could nibble through ferns with their buck teeth. They used their feathers in a different way compared to other feathery dinosaurs like Microraptor. When Incisivosaurus used them, when they leaped into the air, they didn’t use them to stay airborne. Their feathers weren’t for flight.
Incisivosaurus were exquisite reptiles. These strange creatures had only been found at the same time and place as Microraptor. The males used their feathers to display to a female like modern birds do to impress their mates. They had beautiful colors to flaunt them to females.
When they attacked, the males raised their crests, ruffled their feathers, thinking other rival males would compete for their mates. With most dinosaurs having feathers, their first function of feathers was to keep them warm, but some, like Incisivosaurus, used them for display.
- The sound effects of Incisivosaurus are a mix of bird chirps, coyote howls, zebra sounds, and vulture sounds.