Pachycephalosaurus

Pachycephalo-saurus

Pronunciation:
pack-i-KEF-al-oh-sore-russ
Name meaning:
'thick-headed lizard'
Pachycephalosaurus
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Type of dinosaur:
euornithopod
Length:
8.0m
Weight:
3000kg
Diet:
herbivorous herbivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-65 million years ago
Found in:
Canada, USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Cerapoda, Marginocephalia, Pachycephalosauria, Goyocephala, Homalocephaloidea, Pachycephalosauridae
Named by:
Brown and Schlaikjer (1943)
Type species:
wyomingensis
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