(Fergana Province head).
Named By: A. O. Averianov, T. Martin & A. A. Bakirov - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Neornithischia, Pachycephalosauria.
Species: F. adenticulatum (type).
Known locations: Kyrgyzstan - Balabansai Formation.
Time period: Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Teeth.
Ferganocephale is a dinosaur tooth taxon that might represent one of the earliest appearances of a pachycephalosaurid dinosaur. However, some researchers consider the teeth attributed to Ferganocephale to not be diagnostic enough to represent a new genus, and prefer to treat it as a Nomen dubium. Indeed, this is a common interpretation of all animals that are known only from teeth.
- Pterosaur and dinosaur remains from the Middle Jurassic Balabansai Svita in the northern Fergana depression, Kyrgyzstan (central Asia). - Palaeontology 48(1):135-155 - A. O. Averianov, T. Martin & A. A. Bakirov - 2005.