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TYLOCEPHALE

a plant-eating pachycephalosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.
Pronunciation: TY-lo-SEH-fuh-lee
Meaning: Swollen head
Author/s: Maryanska and Osmólska (1974)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Ömnögovi, Mongolia
Chart Position: 195

Tylocephale gilmorei

Etymology
Tylocephale is derived from the Greek "tyle" (callus or hard swelling) and "kephale" (head), referring to its thickened skull roof.
The specific epithet, gilmorei, honors paleontologist Charles Gilmore.
Discovery
This mid-cretaceous pachycephalosaurid was discovered in the Barun Goyot Formation at Khulsan, Ömnögovi aimag (South Gobi province), Mongolia.
The Holotype (ZPAL MgD-I/105) is a partial skull with a few teeth. A lower jaw and a few more teeth were assigned later.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 86-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 2.4 meters
Est. max. hip height: 1 meters
Est. max. weight: 50 Kg
Diet: Herbivore
References
• T. Maryanska and H. Osmolska (1974) "Pachycephalosauria, a new suborder of ornithischian dinosaurs". Palaeontologia Polonica 30:45-102.
• Sullivan R.M. (2006) "A taxonomic review of the Pachycephalosauridae (Dinosauria: Ornithischia)".
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Atkinson, L. "TYLOCEPHALE :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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