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Dracorex

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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 remeniscent of a mythical dragon.

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

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Pronounced
dray-ko-rex
Meaning of name
Dragon king
Length
estimated  4m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(66  million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

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