Dracorex

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Dracorex
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 66 Ma
The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis - Dracorex skeletal reconstruction.jpg
Reconstructed skeleton, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Pachycephalosauridae
Tribe: Pachycephalosaurini
Genus: Dracorex
Species:
D. hogwartsia
Binomial name
Dracorex hogwartsia
Bakker et al., 2006

Dracorex is a genus of pachycephalosaur dinosaur. It lived 65.5–65 million years ago in the Hell Creek Formation in the United States. Its name Dracorex hogswartsia means 'dragon king of Hogwarts'.[1]

This specimen and that of Stygimoloch may be juvenile Pachycephalosaurus. The skull and four cervical vertebrae are all that was found[2].

References[change | change source]

  1. Harry Potter Hogwarts like dinosaur found in U.S.A.
  2. Bakker, R. T., Sullivan, R. M., Porter, V., Larson, P. and Saulsbury, S.J. (2006). "Dracorex hogwartsia, n. gen., n. sp., a spiked, flat-headed pachycephalosaurid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota." in Lucas, S. G. and Sullivan, R. M., eds., Late Cretaceous vertebrates from the Western Interior. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 35, pp. 331–345. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-06-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)