Fossils Reveal Headbutts May Have Been Used as a Dinosaur Courtship Behavior


Pachycephalosaurids could attack each other with their dome-shaped skulls in a variety of ways. Image: Ryan Steiskal

Pachycephalosaurids had domed heads with thick, bony protuberances, which paleontologists hypothesized the dinosaurs used in courtship behavior, perhaps to determine which male would be allowed to mate. A new study indicates that these dinosaurs might have been bashing themselves in a number of different ways.

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