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2011-06-29 10:16:42

Researchers, studying the heads of modern animals and one of the world'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. Scans and computer modeling suggest that the pachycephalosaur domes of Stegoceras -- a small, two-legged dinosaur that browsed leaves and berries in forests of the Late Cretaceous -- were built to fend off rivals by delivering vicious head butts. Results of the...

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2008-03-31 09:50:00

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 computer simulations by Snively and his co-author Andrew Cox of Villanova University offer...