June 10th, 2010
Dracorex - The dinosaur that looks like a dragon
For many years creationists have been making connections between dinosaurs and dragons.
However, dragons are often portrayed as having fanciful features like wings, bizarre horns and claws, and the ability to breathe fire.
Enter the Dragon
Say hello to Dracorex hogwartsia. It’s more eye-catching than most dinosaurs because it’s what most people imagine dragons looking like. Yet this is a real animal! The nearly complete skull along with several neck vertebrae was discovered in the Hell Creek formation in Northwest South Dakota, USA in May 2003 and subsequently donated to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
The name Dracorex hogwartsia comes from two very different sources. Dracorex, from the Latin meaning ‘dragon king’ and hogwartsia from author J.K. Rowling’s (disturbing to me) ‘Harry Potter’ series of children’s books after the fictional ‘Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry’.
Read the entire article on the CMI website at:
By Richard Fangrad
From the Creation Ministries International website
Take a look at their other articles and resources.
Please use the new Discover Creation search engine - at the top of each page - to look for more detailed articles on things discussed in our "Creation Nuggets."