Dracorex

Dracorex

Pronunciation:
dray-ko-rex
Name meaning:
'Dragon king'
Dracorex
Dinosaur description:
4.0m-long
euornithopod
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Diet:
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Country:
USA
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 66 million years ago

Dracorex is a very late pachycephalosaur. Only the skull has been found. It has lost the domed head characteristic of this group and instead has spikes and frills reminiscent of a mythical dragon.

The species name, hogwartsia is derived from the fictional Hogwarts School of JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' books.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Pachycephalosauria, Goyocephala, Homalocephaloidea, Pachycephalosauridae
Named by:
Bakker, Sullivan, Porter, Larson and Saulsbury (2006)
Type species:
hogwartsia
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