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HOMALOCEPHALE

a plant-eating pachycephalosaurid marginocephalian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
Homalocephale
Pronunciation: HOM-a-lo-SEF-a-lee
Meaning: Level head
Author/s: Osmólska and Maryañska (1974)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Omnogovi, Mongolia
Chart Position: 191

Homalocephale calathocercos

(Level-headed basket tail)Etymology
Homalocephale is derived from the Greek "homalos" (level or even) and kephale (head), in reference to its flat skull roof.
The species epithet, calathocercos, is derived from the Greek "kalathos" (basket) and "kerkos" (tail), referring to the tendons along the tail that are arranged in a kind of a basket.
Discovery
homalocephale-holotypeThe remains of Homalocephale were discovered at "Nemegt Site 8, Western Sayr" (PMPE, Nem008), in the Nemegt Formation, Ömnögovi (South Gobi) Aimag (Province), Mongolia, by Professor Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska of the joint Polish and Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions (PMPE) on July 31st, 1965.
The holotype (GI SPS 100/1201, previously GI SPS 100/51) is a partial skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Maastrichtian
Age range: 71-66 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 1.8 meters
Est. max. hip height: 0.6 meters
Est. max. weight: 25 Kg
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Maryanska T and Osmólska H (1974) "Pachycephalosauria, a new suborder of ornithischian dinosaurs". Palaeontologia Polonica 30:45-102.
• Holtz TR Jr. (2008) "Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages."
• Maryanska T, Chapman RE and Weishampel DB (2004) "Pachycephalosauria" in Weishampel, Dodson and Osmólska (eds.) "The Dinosauria: Second Edition".
• Longrich NR, Sankey J and Tanke D (2010) "Texacephale langstoni, a new genus of pachycephalosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the upper Campanian Aguja Formation, southern Texas, USA". Cretaceous Research, doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2009.12.002.
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Atkinson, L. "HOMALOCEPHALE :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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