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back to article Dwarfish two-legged dino 'was greatest head-butter ever'

A bipedal dinosaur about the size of a German shepherd has been crowned the all-time headbutt champion of the world by Canadian boffins. Researchers in Alberta, following extensive analysis of the skulls of various species which are known to indulge in headbutting, say that the herbivorous pachycephalosaur Stegoceras validum had …

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Coat

".....his lady in their field of vision."

"OI! Are you looking at what's going to evolve into being my bird?"

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Boffin

Misnamed: Weegiesaurus glaswegiensis

As for giraffes headbutting: they mostly slap their necks on each other -- violently -- and regularly kill their opponents or themselves...

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Anonymous Coward

Religion.

"“It’s pretty clear that although the bones are arranged differently in the Stegoceras, it could easily withstand the kinds of forces that have been measured for the living animals that engage in head-butting,""

I assume they weren't overly religious then.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/28/blow_2_head_religion/

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Yeah, but giraffes can clean their own ears with their tongue

Try to top that, thick-foreheaded Glaswegian precursor!

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Pirate

Glaswegian precursor!

A Glaswegian precursor! - I doubt it. Being a herbivour the Stegoceras Validum would not have lasted two seconds against a meat eating Glaswegian who would have had old Stego for breakfast.

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giraffes can clean their own ears with their tongue

Hmmm. There are many animals that can do things with their tongues that I can't. Cleaning my own ears isn't something that's high on my jealousy list.

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Coffee/keyboard

I expect they don't need Andrex either

Awesome

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Childcatcher

Yeh but....

...I thought most dinosaurs had their brains in their a*ses.

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Re: Yeh but....

You're thinking of Management Consultants.

Easy mistake to make.

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