It’s the Pachycephalosaurus!

Which dinosaur was a real “bonehead?”

If you guessed the Pachycephalosaurus (pronounced Pack-ee-seff-ah-low-sore-uss), you are right!

This dinosaur is known for its colossal domed-head. Its thick noggin measured up to 10 inches thick (human skulls are only about 7.1 mm thick).

Let’s discover more fascinating facts about this bone-headed dino!

Did you know?

  • The Pachycephalosaurus was a herbivore (only ate veggies) pachycephalosaurus-skeleton-box-xs
  • Its name means “thick-headed lizard.”
  • Scientists believe that their thick skulls were used in headbutting courtship challenges. Goats and deer perform this ritual today.
  • The cousin of this dino has the longest name; Micropachycephalosaurus.
  • Pachycephalosaurus shared the same territory with T-Rex. They both lived 65 million years ago in western North America during the late Cretaceous period.
  • This dinosaur could reach lengths up to 16 feet and weigh in at 1,100 pounds!

What do you think of this dome-headed dino? Leave us your thoughts or questions in the comments section!

Be sure to check out more dinos in the coming weeks.

Categories: Dinosaurs

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