Dracorex was discovered in 2006 in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota. It gets its name from the famous Harry Potter book series. Its full name is Dracorex hogwartsia, which means “Dragon King of Hogwarts.” This herbivore lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, over 83 million years ago.
Paleontologists have discovered more than thirty different species of Dracorex. This dinosaur is a large, bipedal creature with a horned skull and long muzzle. Like many other dinosaurs from this period, it was a herbivore and reproduced by laying eggs. The Dracorex was roughly twenty-one feet long and four feet tall. It weighed around one hundred pounds, so it was a small yet fierce dinosaur.