Homalocephale

Release Version: Herbivore Dinosaur Pack

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyPachycephalosauridae
GenusHomalocephale
Bio GroupSmall Herbivore

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)2
Weight (kg)43

Rating

Base Appeal16
Appeal (Per $1MM)123.1
Appeal (Per Hectare)115.6
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)
Homalocephale
Median

Stats

Lifespan33 - 82
Resilience37
Attack21
Defence0
Medical Dart Resistance50
Sedative Resistance50
Poison Resistance80

Environmental Needs

Comfort threshold25%
Grassland (m2)600067%
Forest (m2)300033%
Preferred PaleobotanyHorsetailsHorsetails
CycadsCycads
GrassesGrasses
Harmful PaleobotanyConifersConifers
Tree FernsTree Ferns
GinkgoGinkgo

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 10
Ideal Population0 - 20

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:

Dig SitesFossil QualityFossil QuantityLocationsDurationCost
Nemegt Formation13Asia | Mongolia | Gobi Desert02:00$90,000
210
37

Incubation

Duration01:00 - 01:20
Cost130,000

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Homalocephale was a pachycephalosaurid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period. The name 'Homalocephale' is derived from the Greek 'homalos', meaning 'even', and 'kephale', meaning head, and refers to the dinosaur's low-domed skull. This skull differentiates Homalocephale from dinosaurs like Pachycephalosaurus, which exhibit a highly thickened cranial roof.It has been suggested that both high and low domed dinosaurs made use of their heads (and strong supporting pelvises) for defense, with high-domed dinosaurs tending towards head butting behavior, and low-domed dinosaurs tending towards using their heads to push. Another interpretation is that these flat-headed pachycephalosaurids are simply juveniles of other species.

Discovery

The genus and species Homalocephale calathocercos was described in 1974 by Teresa Maryańska and Halszka Osmólska, two Polish paleontologists who specialize in Mongolian dinosaurs. At the same time, Maryańska and Osmólska also described the genus and species Prenocephale prenes. There are suggestions that Homalocephale calathocercos and Prenocephale prenes could just be different ages or genders of the same species, but Maryańska and Osmólska noted enough anatomical differences between that they considered them different taxa.

Paleoecology

Homalocephale lived in what is modern day Mongolia, which nowadays is mainly dry deserts, but at the time would have meant a habitat consisting of high altitude forests. Pachycephalosaurid diets are not well documented, but they are largely considered to be herbivorous, possibly omnivorous, with a diet including plants and insects. As researchers have noted a variety of wear patterns on pachycephalosaurid teeth, we do at least know that diets varied significantly from species to species.

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