Micropachycephalosaurus

Micropachycephalosaurus hongtuyanensis

  • Pronounced:  My-crow-pak-ee-sef-uh-low-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Small Pachycephalosaur"

  • Length:  20 inches (50 cm )

  • Height:  7 inches (17 cm)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

MicroPachycephalosaurus  is a very small member of the family of dome-headed dinosaurs that includes its larger North American cousin, the Pachycephalosaurus  This very small dinosaur also has the longest name of any dinosaur! Members of this family are well known from North America, but this little guy is one of only two ever discovered in Asia.

Known from only post-cranial remains, there is some dissension over whether this animal belongs to the Pachycephalosauridae or the Homalocephalidae.



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