Latest Pachycephalosauria Stories
Scientists writing in the journal Nature Communications have identified a new species of dog-sized bone-headed (pachycephalosaur) dinosaur. The dinosaur, Acrotholus audeti, represents the oldest bone-headed dinosaur in North America, and possibly the world, dating back 85 million years ago.
Researchers, studying the heads of modern animals and one of the worldâ€™s best dinosaur fossils (Stegoceras), have found that the bony anatomy of the dinosaur skull was better at protecting the brain than in any modern head-butter.
Named dinosaurs may actually be juvenile or subadults of already known taxa.
After half a century of debate, a University of Alberta researcher has confirmed that dome-headed dinosaurs called pachycephalosaurs could collide with each other during courtship combat. Eric Snively, an Alberta Ingenuity fellow at the U of A, used computer software to smash the sheep-sized dinosaurs together in a virtual collision and results showed that their bony domes could emerge unscathed.
The 66-million-year-old skull of a dinosaur whose name was inspired by the Harry Potter series has found a permanent home in the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, along with a world-renowned team led by paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker, today announced the discovery and acquisition of a 66-million-year-old dinosaur skull that represents a new dinosaur species.
Alaskacephale is a genus of dinosaur from the late Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (80 to 70 million years ago). It was first described by Roland Gangloff and colleagues as an unnamed pachycephalosaurid, possibly a Pachycephalosaurus, but after further studies it was determined to have dissimilar characteristics. It was given the name Alaskacephale by Robert Sullivan in 2006. The name Alaskacephale refers to Alaska, where the fossil was found. The species name anglophile,...