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Pachycephalosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

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Pronounced
pack-i-KEF-al-oh-sore-russ
Meaning of name
thick-headed lizard
Length
  8m
Height
  6m
Weight
3000kg
Teeth
flat-curved and serrated teeth
Diet
herbivorous
Food
plant material
How it moved
on 2 legs
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, Pachycephalosaurus
Named by
Brown and Schlaikjer (1943)
Type species
wyomingensis