What is another word for pachycephalosaur?

3 synonyms found


[ pˌat͡ʃa͡ɪsfˈaləsˌɔː], [ pˌat‍ʃa‍ɪsfˈaləsˌɔː], [ p_ˌa_tʃ_aɪ_s_f_ˈa_l_ə_s_ˌɔː]

Pachycephalosaurs were a group of herbivorous, bipedal dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period. Commonly known as "thick-headed lizards," these dinosaurs had thick, domed skulls that were used for head-butting during fights and mating displays. While "pachycephalosaur" is the most commonly used term for these dinosaurs, there are several other synonyms that are sometimes used in scientific literature. These include "bone-headed dinosaurs," "dome-headed dinosaurs," "thick-skulled dinosaurs," and "bulb-headed dinosaurs." Regardless of the term used, pachycephalosaurs are known for their distinctive anatomical features and unique behavior patterns.

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The pachycephalosaurus was a hefty meat eating dinosaur that roamed what is now North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. Estimates of its total body length range from 9 to 12 meters, and its skull was up to 3.2 meters long. This dinosaur would have been a formidable predator and would have been able to bring down medium sized prey with ease. It is believed that this dinosaur fed primarily on plant material, but would have been able to scavenge meat from the remains of larger prey.

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