- Name Meaning: “Thick-Headed Lizard”
- Habitat: North America
- Length: 16 ftLength: 5m
- Weight: 1000 pounds450 kg
- Stance: Biped
- Diet: Herbivore
- Age: Cretaceous
Talk about hard-headed! The Pachycephalosaurus is instantly recognizable for its incredibly thick skull, which can be up to 10 inches25 cm thick. And though its snout and skull are covered by small knobs, don’t worry: Pachycephalosaurus only eats fruit and seeds.
Fossil imagery courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Did you know?
The Pachycephalosaurus are herd animals, much akin to African Buffalo.