The Largest Theropods Sported the Coolest Crowns

The fancier the crown, the bigger the dinosaur, a new study suggests.

Researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a statistical analysis of theropod fossils from 111 species, comparing those with head ornamentation to those without. They found a sharp divide between the two groups when it came to size, and their results indicate that theropods with impressive crowns grew into giants 20 times faster than those with unadorned heads. In other words, head bling may have been a

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