Alaskacephale

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Alaskacephale
Temporal range: Late Campanian, 80–69 Ma
Alaskacephale gangloffi copia.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Pachycephalosauridae
Genus: Alaskacephale
Sullivan, 2006
Species:
A. gangloffi
Binomial name
Alaskacephale gangloffi
Sullivan, 2006

Alaskacephale is a pachycephalosaurid dinosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous (around 80 to 69 million years ago).

Alaskacephale was named by Robert Sullivan in 2006.[1] Alaskacephale was about half the size of Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis and three quarters the size of Prenocephale, and about the same size as "Prenocephale" edmontonensis and Foraminacephale.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sullivan, RM (2006). "A taxonomic review of the Pachycephalosauridae (Dinosauria: Ornithischia)". New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin (35): 347–365. http://www.robertmsullivanphd.com/uploads/130_Sullivan__2006__-Pachycephalosauridae.pdf. 
  2. Gangloff, R.A.; A.R. Fiorillo; D.W. Norton (2005). "The first pachycephalosaurine (Dinosauria) from the Paleo-Arctic of Alaska and its paleogeographic implications.". Journal of Paleontology 79: 997–1001. doi:10.1666/0022-3360(2005)079[0997:tfpdft]2.0.co;2.