“Dracorex Hogwartsia” Photos in Gallery


May 23, 2006

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments


Thanks to The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, we have six photos of the newly named dinosaur, “Dracorex Hogwartsia,” in the gallery. Photos include the display, the dinosaur itself, and the quote from J.K. Rowling, the full text of which is below:

“The naming of Dracorex hogwartsia is easily the most unexpected honour to have come my way since the publication of the Harry Potter books! I am absolutely thrilled to think that Hogwarts has made a small (claw?) mark upon the fascinating world of dinosaurs. I happen to know more on the subject of paleontology than many might credit, because my eldest daughter was Utahraptor-obsessed and I am now living with a passionate Tyrannosaurus rex-lover, aged three. My credibility has soared within my science-loving family, and I am very much looking forward to reading Dr. Bakker’s paper describing ‘my’ dinosaur, which I can’t help visualising as a slightly less pyromaniac Hungarian Horntail.”

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