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The distinctive dome-headed Pachycephalosaurus is believed to have used its thick skull during combat with others of its species, perhaps while trying to impress potential mates. They may have butted their heads together, or slammed them into each other’s sides. This detailed Pachycephalosaurus figure will transport you back to the Late Cretaceous Period!
- Scientific Name: Pachycephalosaurus (“thick-headed lizard”)
- Characteristics: This bone-headed Pachycephalosaurus features its trademark domed skull and bony knobs on its head that the dinosaur is well known for. Its head features an injury from combat, which is a feature that has been found on at least one Pachycephalosaur skull.
- Size and Color: This Pachycephalosaurus figure is 8 inches long and 3 ¾ inches tall, about the size of a pair of scissors. Its body is a dull orange with light blue-gray stripes running down its back, sides, and underbelly. Its beak, bony knobs and claws are a warm gray.
- The Pachycephalosaurus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
Pachycephalosaurus was formally discovered and named in 1931, though some fossil material may have been found much earlier. It is known only from skulls, and its body design is based on more completely known relatives including Stegoceras.
It is believed that two similar pachycephalosaurs – Dracorex and Stygimoloch – may actually represent different growth stages of Pachycephalosaurus. This theory suggests that as the dinosaur grew, the spikes on its head became more blunt, and the dome on top of its skull became more pronounced.
Pachycephalosaurus lived in the Late Cretaceous Period, in what is now North America. It is one of the last non-bird dinosaurs to live, dying out at the very end of the Cretaceous Period around 66 million years ago.
- Size in cm: 20.64 L x 6.68 W x 10.16 H
- Size in inches: 8.13 L x 2.63 W x 4.0 H