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Stygimoloch Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Stygimoloch means "demon from the river Styx"
Pronounced - STIJ-eh-MOLL-uk
Named By - Peter M. Galton and Hans-Dieter Sues
When Named - 1983
|SIZE:||Length - 7-10 feet (2-3 m) long
Height - ?
Weight - Very roughly 170 pounds (78 kg)
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Cretaceous period, about 68-65 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in Montana and Wyoming, USA, North America.|
|FOSSILS:||Stygimoloch is known from 5 partial skulls.|
|Stygimoloch was a thick-skulled plant-eating dinosaur (a pachycephalosaur) that walked on two legs. This unusual-looking dinosaur had bony spikes and bumps on its skull; the many horns ranged up to 4 inches (100 mm) long. Pachycephalosaurs probably engaged in head-butting both as a defense and as intra-species rivalry.|
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