Goyocephale

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Goyocephale
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
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Goyocephale lattimorei skull roof
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Suborder: Pachycephalosauria
Family: Pachycephalosauridae
Genus: Goyocephale
Perle, Maryańska & Osmolska, 1982
Species: † G. lattimorei
Binomial name
Goyocephale lattimorei
Perle, Maryańska & Osmolska, 1982

Goyocephale is a genus of pachycephalosaurid dinosaur which lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It lived in what is now Mongolia.

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Skeletal restoration
Skull roof in profile

Goyocephale probably weighed 10–40 kg. The type species, Goyocephale lattimorei, was formally described by Perle, Maryańska, and Osmólska (1982) from an incomplete skull, mandibles, and fragmentary postcranial material. The skull, which is nearly the same size as the holotype skulls of Homalocephale calathocercos and Prenocephale prenes, has many features in common with the former (a flat skull roof, well-developed supratemporal fenestrae, and nodal ornamentation). However, the proportions of G. lattimorei differentiate it from Homalocephale.

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