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Battle scars reveal dinos were head bangers

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Fossilised skulls of dome-headed dinosaurs retain signs of injuries from violent head butting or head shoving, say US scientists.

The dinosaurs, known as pachycephalosaurs (meaning "thick-headed lizards") have long puzzled paleontologists, who wondered why the heads of these dinosaurs looked to have built-in football helmets.

It's been suspected that dome-headed dinosaurs fought with their heads, but the latest investigation provides some of the most direct evidence for this antagonistic behaviour.

http://www.abc.net.a.../19/3614136.htm

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cool man, i cant belive how much we know about stuff, just from bones, ever wonder how wrong we are?

edit: man is universal with me, its just what i say when im amazed sometimes, so dont think im calling u a man haha

edit 2: too much bart simpson

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Doesn't surprise me since so many animals around today like to bang their heads over territory.

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Maybe there was a really good heavy metal group around then?

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UP THE IRONS FROM THE JURASSIC!!!!

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Nature never ceases to amaze me.

Yet, I wish I could have head-butted my ex a few times.

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Glasgow dinosaurs! lol

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Alright! So those old Jurassic Park toys that had them lower their heads so you could slam them into each other (but usually smack your fingers) were actually correct! Shweet, wish I still owned them...

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They banged themselves smaller and smaller, till they are the little birds we see today.

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So, we finally have proof that pachycephalosaurs fought using their cranial domes! :clap: God bless the scientists who made the discovery!

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Pachycephalosaurus was one of my favs when i was a kid, lol.

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