Learn Before You Go
- Scientific Name: Stygimoloch
- Pronunciation: STIJ-ee-MOLE-ock
- Name Means: Horned devil from the river of death
- Diet: Herbivore
- Fossils Found: Montana and Wyoming
- Wikipedia: Stygimoloch
Were They Really Blue?
We don’t know exactly what color the dinosaurs were. But since birds—the closest living relatives of dinosaurs—exist in a wide variety of colors, most scientists assume dinosaurs did as well.
Bright colors, like the parrot-like coloration chosen for the Stygimoloch models, could have been useful in attracting mates.