pachycephalosaur


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Related to pachycephalosaur: Pachycephalosauridae, iguanodons
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bipedal herbivore having 10 inches of bone atop its head

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But new analysis of fossil remains of the beasts, collectively known as pachycephalosaurs (pronounced pak-ee-SEFF-uh-low-sores), shows that head-butting of the kind popularized in lay books on dinosaurs probably would have been suicidal.
The researchers suggest that pachycephalosaurs might have gently nudged heads in a kind of love tap.
The dinosaurs, known as pachycephalosaurs - meaning "thick-headed lizards", have long puzzled paleontologists who wondered why the heads of these dinosaurs looked to have built-in football helmets.
Consider the plates on Stegosaurus and the domed skulls of pachycephalosaurs.
They found that the bony anatomy of some pachycephalosaur domes were better at protecting the brain than in any modern head butter.
They compared them to dozens of fossils from related species found in Canada and Montana before confirming that the fossils represented a new genus of pachycephalosaur, a group of bipedal, thick-skulled dinosaurs.
Over the last 14 years, over a dozen species have been found in the area, including the duck-billed hadrosaurs, armored ankylosaurs and the dome-headed pachycephalosaurs.
The plates on Stegosaurus and the fleshy, domed skulls on pachycephalosaurs could certainly have been for recognition, but not the kind of recognition cited in the article comparing it to teen fashion ("Just for Frills?
Tyrannosaurids are one of many dinosaur groups that exhibited trans-Laurasian (or at least Asian and North American) distributions during the Late Cretaceous; others include ceratopsians, hadrosaurs, and pachycephalosaurs (e.
Recent studies have revealed extreme changes in the skulls of pachycephalosaurs, tyrannosaurs and other dinosaurs that died out about 65 million years ago in North America.