Dinosaur Compendium Maximus
|Binomial name(s):||Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis|
|Maximum known size:||15 ft 450 lbs|
|Lived when:||Late Cretaceous Period in North America and Asia|
|Classification:||Order: †Ornithischia Family: †Pachycephalosauridae Tribe: †Pachycephalosaurini|
Brown & Schlaikjer, 1943
|Discovered by:||found 1850 (unnamed) Donald Baird 1859|
The old view of the Pachycephalosaurus was that the dome on its head was for head butting duels between males , just like like stags at rutting season.
This didn't happen!^^I personally don't agree with the traditional skinny neck diagrams as described in 85% of illustrations and encyclopedias... it seams the creature would have a much saggier cowl like heavy neck, much more like a bulldog, or at least a whole new look. After all, deadly or not those spikes on its head must be awfully heavy to support.
Something is Definitely wrong with the current skin layer of Pachycephalosaurus i'm sure most of us can agree on that.
Dracorex hogwartsia (named after harry potters school Hogwarts as it resembled a dragon, when found in 2006)
Pachycephalosaurus were at one time three different dinosaurs. They are now thought to be different ages of the same dinosaur