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pachycephalosaur

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various medium-sized herbivorous dinosaurs of the genus Pachycephalosaurus of the late Cretaceous period of North America, having a beaked mouth, rows of bumps on the head, and a domed skull up to ten inches (25.4 cm) thick.

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  • n. Any of a group of herbivorous dinosaurs, of the genus Pachycephalosaurus from the late Cretaceous period

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bipedal herbivore having 10 inches of bone atop its head; largest boneheaded dinosaur ever found

Etymologies

New Latin Pachycephalosaurus, genus name : Greek pakhus, thick + Greek kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots + Greek sauros, lizard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • They compared them to dozens of fossils from related species found in Canada and Montana before confirming that the fossils represented a new genus of pachycephalosaur, a group of bipedal, thick-skulled dinosaurs.

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  • Mammoth Skull: 3000 Bells Mammoth Torso: 2500 Bells Pachycephalosaur Length: 13.1 feet Late Cretaceous 'I must tell you a smidgen about the pachycephalosaur.

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  • With the help of CT scans and microscopic analysis of slices through the bones of Pachycephalosaurus and Stygimoloch, the team concluded that Stygimoloch, with its high, narrow dome, growing tissue and unfused skull bones, was probably a pachycephalosaur subadult, in a stage just before sexual maturity.

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  • Anguid lizards and monkeys are also high on the list of priorities, and I’m excited by the recent description of the new North American pachycephalosaur Dracorex hogwartsia, though don’t ask me what I think about the name.

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