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All hail the 'dragon king'. The Dracorex. Sounds so intimidating. But, it's just a plant-eater. However, just in case they do rule the earth again, don't tell them I said that.

- Cabot Finch

Dracorex is a genus of pachycephalosaurid dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous North America. Dracorex is first unlocked by the Hammond Foundation upon completion of the Entertainment Division's mission on Isla Matanceros, and can prove to be a challenge to contain in early parks as most players don't realize that its social stats are too low, therefore the Dracorex breaks out as its comfort level becomes too low. It is therefore always best to wait until you have enough money to acquire two.

Description Edit

// COSMETICS
Draco Arid

ARID

Draco Alpine

ALPINE

DracoVivid

VIVID

Draco Woodland

WOODLAND

Draco Taiga

TAIGA

Dracorex is a small 2.4 metre-long pachycephalosaurid from the Hell Creek Formation. It has a skull with spikes instead of a domed head. Like all pachycephalosaurs, it is an herbivore. The base genome of Dracorex is tan-brown colour, with black stripes on the legs and on the midsection and has a lighter white underbelly, similar to a Thomson's gazelle.

Behaviour Edit

Dracorex lives in small groups of around four individuals. They don't like a crowded exhibit, but are relatively unfussy with how much forest and grassland is inside their enclosure.

Dracorex uses similar animation to hadrosaurs such as Corythosaurus.

Palaeontology Edit

Discovered in 2006, Dracorex was an exciting discovery at the time due to its unusual dragon-like appearance. The flathead was reminiscent of other pachycephalosaur species such as Goyocephale, Homalocephale and Wannanosaurus. These dinosaurs were once grouped under the now-defunct homalocephalidae branch. However, later study of the well known Stegoceras found that younger members of this genus had flatter heads before growing the distinctive bony dome of the pachycephalosauridae. This discovery brought scrutiny to the flat-headed species and other species such as Stygimoloch. Many paleontologists now regard Asian species such as Homalocephale to be juvenile Prenocephale, while Dracorex and Stygimoloch are growth stages of Pachycephalosaurus. However, the debate still persists.

Trivia Edit

  • Dracorex is found in the Hell Creek Formation, along with Edmontosaurus and Triceratops.
  • The type Dracorex species is Dracorex hogwartsia, which means 'Dragon King of Hogwarts', named in honour of Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry from the Harry Potter franchise.
  • Dracorex and Stygimoloch may be ontogenetic (growth) juvenile stages of Pachycephalosaurus according to a study by Jack Horner (and others) and further reinforced by Mark Goodwin and David Evans in 2016.
  • Dracorex was the smallest dinosaur in game, until the introduction of Troodon with the Secrets of Dr. Wu DLC.

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