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Synonyms for pachycephalosaurus

bipedal herbivore having 10 inches of bone atop its head

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This book would appeal to youngsters interested in dinosaurs, but the complicated names of the different species might be a little off-putting, for example Pachycephalosaurus, and perhaps the addition of a phonetic version would make them easier to read for both children and adults.
The investigations reveal that "larger domed pachycephalosaurs such as Pachycephalosaurus may have been head-butting like Dall sheep or head-shoving like bison, while smaller, high-domed taxa such as Stegoceras may have been flank-butting like mountain goats," Peterson said.
"I would like to have a pet Pachycephalosaurus in the backyard," says Bryan.
In 2009, with co-author Mark Goodwin, Horner suggested that the well-known dome-headed dinosaurs Dracorex and Sygimoloch were simply misidentified juveniles of the much larger Pachycephalosaurus. The following year, Horner and John Scannella controversially proposed that the horned dinosaurs Nedoceratops and Torosaurus were more mature specimens of the famous Triceratops.
Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis had a large domed skull that some argue was used to butt heads in dominance displays.
The scientific name for the first, largest-skulled dinosaur is Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis.
For those who need a review of dinosaur names, characteristics and habits, the "Dinosaurs!" exhibit provides a brush-up on a bunch of them, including the perhaps less familiar parasaurolophus, dilophosaurus, compsognathus, pachycephalosaurus, rhamphorhynchus and deinonychus.
Fisher about Dinosaurs" (9780753461068, $10.95) is filled cover to cover with fantastic facts about the reptiles that once ruled the earth, from thick-skulled pachycephalosaurus to the toothsome Tyrannosaurus rex and the crocodilians who survived the dinosaurs' extinction.
The story features a counting rhyme, like Ten in the Bed, starring dinosaurs such as pachycephalosaurus, stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus, spinosaurus, archaeopteryx, ankylosaurs, supersaurus, chasmosaurus, saurolophus, and triceratops, who disappear from the fossil record.