Dracorex (name meaning "Dragon King") was a species of pachycephalosaur (bone-headed) dinosaur that originated during the Late Cretaceous in what is now North America.
In the episode "Fall of a Kingdom Part II: The Return of the King", a number of eight Dracorex were brought back to the park from Late Cretaceous Montana of 65 million years ago.
Era & Discovery Edit
Dracorex lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period, from 76 to 65 million years ago. These were discovered in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota by three amateur paleontologists from Sioux City, in the U.S. state of Iowa. The skull was subsequently donated to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis for study in 2004, and was formally described by Bob Bakker and Robert Sullivan in 2006.
Physical Attributes Edit
Measuring around 7 feet (2.4 m) long, Dracorex was a small member of the Pacycephalosauridae family of dinosaurs, which possessed powerful hind legs and a horned skull. Like all members of the Pachycephalosaurus, Dracorex also possessed a toughened head. Also, due to their relatively small size comparted to other dinosaurs, Dracorex was also a very fast dinosaur as well, reaching speeds as fast as 35 mph.
Additionally, despite being a herbivore, Dracorex also had a mouth full of sharp, needle-like teeth as well as a pair of sails on its back to give it a more dragon-like appearance and its horns were long and thin.
Behavior & Traits Edit
Dracorex travelled in small herds. In behavior, although not truly vicious, Dracorex was still fearfully aggressive towards larger animals such as humans. Normally, at the signs of nearby activity from them, a Dracorex would prefer to flee, but would sometimes instead attack if too close.