Here, we see an illustration of a Pachycephalosaurus, a plant-eating dinosaur that had a thick melon-like dome on its head.

Helmet-headed dinosaurs kickboxed like kangaroos, new study finds

It’s dinosaur lore that pachycephalosaurs – bipedal Cretaceous beasts with massively thick, domed skulls – butt their heads hard like bighorn sheep do today. But new analysis suggests that is far from the case; on the contrary, pachycephalosaurs (pack-ee-SEH’-fa-low-sawrs) may have moved more like kangaroos, using their tails as a tripod that could support them as they delivered powerful kicks on their rivals.

Paleontologists have found evidence of this kickboxing behavior by analyzing a well-preserved skeleton of Pachycephalosaurusby making a virtual 3D model of it and noting that parts of the dinosaurThe anatomy of resembled that of a kangaroo and moved surprisingly similarly.

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