Name: Goyocephale ‭(‬adorned head‭)‬.
Phonetic: Goy-o-sef-a-lay.
Named By: A.‭ ‬Perle,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Maryanska‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Osmólska‭ ‬-‭ ‬1982.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Pachycephalosauria,‭ ‬Pachycephalosauridae.
Species: ‭ ‬G.‭ ‬lattimorei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬1.8‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Mongolia.
Time period: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.

       Goyocephale was a mid-sized genus of pachycephalosaurid dinosaur that is known to have lived in what is now Mongolia during the Cretaceous.‭ ‬Goyocephale is noted for having a flat skull as opposed to a more ornate dome which is characteristic of other genera such as Pachycephalosaurus and Prenocephale.‭ ‬This could indicate that the holotype specimen of Goyocephale was an immature individual,‭ ‬though alternatively it might mean that Goyocephale was more‭ ‬primitive in form.‭ ‬Only further discoveries however could give a more certain answer.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Goyocephale lattimorei gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬n.,‭ ‬a new flat-headed pachycephalosaur‭ (‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Dinosauria‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia.‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬27‭(‬1-4‭)‬:115-127‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Perle,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Maryanska‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Osmólska‭ ‬-‭ ‬1982.


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