Homalocephale

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Homalocephale
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Homalocephale body.jpg
Restoration of a pair of Homalocephale
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Homalocephalidae

Dong, 1978
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Homalocephale

Species

H. calathocercos Maryanska & Osmolska, 1974 (type)

Homalocephale was a thick-skulled, plant-eating dinosaur. Its flat head housed a very thick skull, a tiny brain, and large eyes. The skull consisted of porous, non-rigid bone interlaced with blood vessels.

Homalocephale grew to be about 5 feet long (1.5 m) and weighed about 95 pounds (43 kg). Homalocephale probably had a good sense of smell. It had bumpy knobs on its snout and along the rear of its skull. It had leaf-shaped teeth, short forelimbs and a stiff tail.