Schleich - Dracorex
Part of the Dinosaur Series by Schleich.
Measures approximately in inches: 7.36 x 2.4 x 3.78 (W x D x H)
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The Dracorex was a small, herbivorous dinosaur that inhabited North America during the Late Cretaceous period. Only the skull of a single Dracorex has been found so far. The shape of the dinosaur's head and its long snout resemble a dragon, which resulted in it being named Dracorex: its scientific name which, translated word for word, means dragon king.
Aside from Pachycephalosaurus itself, two other pachycephalosaurs were described from the latest Cretaceous of the northwestern United States: Stygimoloch spinifer ("thorny Moloch of the Styx") and Dracorex hogwartsia ("dragon king of Hogwarts"). The former is only known from a juvenile skull with a reduced dome and large spikes, while the latter, also known from only a juvenile skull, had a seemingly flat head with short horns. Due to their unique head ornamentation, they were seen as separate species for a number of years, but in 2007, they were proposed to be juvenile or female morphologies of Pachycephalosaurus. At that year's meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Jack Horner of Montana State University presented evidence, from analysis of the skull of the Dracorex specimen, that it may well be a juvenile form of Stygimoloch. In addition, he presented data that indicates that both Stygimoloch and Dracorex may be juvenile forms of Pachycephalosaurus.
The art work and detail are beautiful on this hand painted figure.
Made of durable synthetic material. Hand Painted.
Product Code: SCH15014 Schleich 15014 by Schleich