Hammerhead!

2000. Acrylic on acetate. 16"x20".


Essay

Stygimoloch was a runt and a vegetarian, but he was far from peaceful. One look at his spiky skull would tell you he could raise a ruckus. Whether duelling over mates or fighting over territory, this feisty little reptile used his head! Pound for pound, few dinosaurs packed the punch of a charging Stygimoloch. Seventy million years before Hulk Hogan, this two-legged battering ram was rock-solid and ready-to-rumble!


Vital Statistics

  • Genus Name: Stygimoloch ("River Styx and Semitic god, Moloch")
  • Type Species: * S. spinifer (Galton & Sues, 1983)
  • Length: 6-9 feet (2-3 meters)
  • Weight: 150-220 pounds
  • Time: 74-65 million years ago (Late Cretaceous)
  • Place: Montana, Wyoming
  • Diet: plant-eater (herbivore)


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