Best Marginocephalian Dinosaurs

CrimsonShark
A "Marginocephalian" is a group of ornithischian dinosaurs who's most noticeable traits is usually found on their skulls. Marginocephalians are split into two groups; the first are the Pachycephalosaurids which are bipedal and possess hardened domes on their skulls and small spikes behind them. The second group is Ceratopsians who are usually quadrupedal and are famous for possessing a set of horns on their nose and/or eyebrows and large, often flamboyant crests behind their skulls. Both groups were usually herbivorous.

Which Marginocephalian do you think stands out the most?

The Top Ten

1 Styracosaurus Styracosaurus

Not the most famous, but definitely a noticeable one. It definitely looks to be one of the coolest and most badass-looking dinosaurs, herbivore or not. - CrimsonShark

2 Triceratops Triceratops Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America.

The obvious poster boy when it comes to horned dinosaurs. Also, that picture looks really cool ;). - CrimsonShark

3 Pachycephalosaurus Pachycephalosaurus

Easily the most famous domed dinosaur. I simply love its design, though. - CrimsonShark

4 Dracorex Dracorex Dracorex is a dinosaur genus of the family Pachycephalosauridae, from the Late Cretaceous of North America.

With its genus name "hogwartsia" it literally means "Dragon King of Hogwarts". How cool is that :). Though it could be a junior synonym for Pachycephalosaurus :/... - CrimsonShark

5 Diabloceratops Diabloceratops

That name sounds cool and it looks really intimidating. The name is perfect :). - CrimsonShark

6 Protoceratops Protoceratops Protoceratops is a genus of sheep-sized herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur, from the Upper Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia.

Even though it isn't as large or impressive looking, Protoceratops is an important dinosaur when it comes to paleontological history. It is the first dinosaur to be found beside a nest, proving that dinosaurs laid eggs like a usual reptile would. - CrimsonShark

7 Psittacosaurus Psittacosaurus Psittacosaurus is a genus of extinct ceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of what is now Asia, existing between 123.2 and 100 million years ago.

It is bipedal but is actually a very early ceratopsian as it doesn't even have a frill. It is one of the most important ceratopsians when it comes to dinosaur history. - CrimsonShark

8 Micropachycephalosaurus

One of the smallest dinosaurs, but it also has the longest name for one. It is 24 letters long for crying out loud... - CrimsonShark

9 Torosaurus Torosaurus

It could be a synonym of Triceratops, but Torosaurus does have a noticeable record for having one of the largest skulls out of any animal that ever lived. - CrimsonShark

10 Stegoceras

One of the most well-known and researched pachycephalosaurids, having been found in the Dinosaur Park and Oldman Formations. - CrimsonShark

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