Named By: Ryan K. Schott & David C. Evans - 2016.
Synonyms: Stegoceras brevis.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Pachycephalosauridae.
Species: F. brevis (type).
Size: Roughly estimated to be about 1.5 meters long.
Known locations: Canada, Alberta - Dinosaur Park Formation, Oldman Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of over twenty individuals.
is a genus of small pachycephalosaurid
dinosaur that lived in North
America during the late Cretaceous. Fossil material of
Foraminacephale was originally assigned to the Stegoceras
genus as the
species S. brevis, but became the basis of a
genus in 2016
(Schott & Evans). Several partial skulls of
Foraminacephale are are known, and these allow
Foraminacephale genus to be differentiated from
others. The rear
portion of the skull dome of Foraminacephale runs
back and down the
back of the skull. Growth of the rear portion of the dome is also
beginning to be developed in younger individuals when those of other
similarly aged juveniles of Stegocereas.
- Cranial variation and systematics of Foraminacephale brevis gen. nov. and the diversity of pachycephalosaurid dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Cerapoda) in the Belly River Group of Alberta, Canada. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. - Ryan K. Schott & David C. Evans - 2016.