Pachyderm, a term formerly used in biological classifications of the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, tapir, hyrax, and pig. The word, now used chiefly as a mock-scientific synonym for elephant, comes from the Greek for “thick-skinned.”The elephant is considered a pachyderm.
Tylocephale is one of a group of new dome-headed dinosaurs discovered by the Joint Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expeditions to the Gobi Desert. Learn more about the Tylocephale and other Late Cretaceous dinosaurs.
When we think about violent animals, many of us turn to creatures like sharks, bears, rhinos, crocodiles or even the Tasmanian devil. What other species outdoes all these others in its capacity to cause violence?