Dracorex hogwartsia is now on display.
This 66-million-year-old, first-of-its-kind, dragon-like dinosaur has been named in honor of celebrated children’s book author J.K. Rowling.
Author J.K. Rowling recently wrote: “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.”
The name Dracorex hogwartsia, from the Latin words draco (meaning dragon), rex (meaning king), and hogwartsia (after the fictional Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry created by J.K. Rowling).