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Kidadl Team

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

21 Roar-some Facts About The Tylocephale That Kids Will Love

Discover more about this dinosaur by going through these Tylocephale facts.

The Tylocephale, also known as Tylocephale gilmorei is known to have inhabited present-day Asia and Tylocephale fossil remains have been found in the Khulsan region of the Barun Goyot Formation in Mongolia. The name means 'swollen head'. This dinosaur was known to live in woodlands. The Tylocephale lived in the Late Cretaceous period and lived from 83.6 million years ago to 72.1 million years ago. Reproduction of dinosaurs used to take place sexually where the females used to lay eggs after the male had deposited sperm inside their bodies. The eggs were fertilized and had developing embryos.

There is no information about the physical appearance of this pachycephalosaur as the fossil only contained a fragmentary skull including the jawbone (mandible). The average Tylocephale size was estimated to be around 6.6 ft (200 cm) in length. This pachycephalosaur had the tallest dome among the known pachycephalosaurs. The diet of this dinosaur is considered to be herbivorous, meaning it might have consumed plant and plant-based material.

It is known to be closely related to Prenocephale. Teresa Maryanska and Osmolska were known to describe the type species of this dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period. Some believe these creatures evolved in Asia and migrated to North America.

It is very fascinating to explore this dinosaur and if you want, read about other dinosaurs like Albertadromeus and Hesperosaurus too.

Tylocephale Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Tylocephale'?

The pronunciation of this dinosaur is 'tie-loh-keff-ah-lee'.

What type of dinosaur was a Tylocephale?

This dinosaur is classified under the euornithopod type.

In which geological period did Tylocephale roam the earth?

This dinosaur is known to have lived in the Late Cretaceous period.

When did the Tylocephale become Extinct?

The exact time period of extinction of this dinosaur species is not known.

Where did Tylocephale live?

This dinosaur inhabited present-day Asia and some might have migrated to North America.

What was the Tylocephale' habitat?

This dinosaur liked to live in woodlands. The first fossil was discovered in the Barun Goyot Formation in Mongolia.

Who did Tylocephale live with?

No information is available about this Extinct animal's social behavior. We do not know if it was a solitary animal or whether it used to live in groups.

How long did a Tylocephale live?

This dinosaur is known to have lived from 83.6 million years ago to 72.1 million years ago.

How did they reproduce?

Just like all other dinosaurs, this dinosaur also reproduced sexually. The female used to lay eggs after the male deposited sperm inside its body. This process is common among all dinosaurs.

Tylocephale Fun Facts

What did Tylocephale look like?

No information is available about the physical appearance as the holotype only consisted of a partial and fragmentary Tylocephale skull. It might be slightly similar looking to the Prenocephale as both are closely related.

The length of this dinosaur is one of its most recognizable features

How many bones did a Tylocephale have?

The number of bones that this dinosaur had is unknown. However, this dinosaur measured 6.6 ft (200 cm) so it must have had quite a few bones!

How did they communicate?

Dinosaurs used to communicate through vocal and visual cues like sounds, gestures, and postures.

How big were the Tylocephale?

The estimated length of this dinosaur is around 6.6 ft (200 cm).

How fast could a Tylocephale move?

The exact moving speed of dinosaurs, in general, is not known.

How much did a Tylocephale weigh?

The evaluated weight of this dinosaur is around 50-75 lb (22.7-34 kg).

What were the male and female names of the species?

Males and females of this dinosaur do not have any specific names.

What would you call a baby Tylocephale?

A baby dinosaur is generally referred to as a hatchling.

What did they eat?

This dinosaur had a herbivorous diet and it is likely this dinosaur ate plant, grasses, and other plant materials.

How aggressive were they?

Dinosaurs are known to be quite aggressive and violent in general and it is extremely difficult to determine the aggressiveness.

Did you know...

The name Tylocephale has been derived from two Greek words meaning 'hard swelling' or 'callus' and 'head'.

The discovery of this Tylocephale gilmorei fossil happened in the Khulsan region of the Barun Goyot Formation in Mongolia but the time period is not known. The fossil found in the Khulsan region consisted of partial or fragmentary skull that included the jawbone (mandible).

Teresa Maryanska and Osmolska described the type, Tylocephale gilmorei in 1974.

This dinosaur is known to be closely related to the Prenocephale.

Pachycephalosaurids are thought to have evolved in Asia and migrated to North America. It is possibility that this dinosaur came back to Asia.

Why are they called Tylocephale?

Tylocephale when translated roughly, means 'swollen head'. The name might be kept in reference to the head of this dinosaur. This dinosaur, Tylocephale gilmorei, is known to have the dome and it is one of the tallest pachycephalosaurs.

Who discovered the Tylocephale?

It is not known who discovered the fossil but the type species was described by Teresa Maryanska and Osmolska.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly dinosaur facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other creatures from our Alaskacephale facts, or Homalocephale facts for kids.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable family of four dinosaurs coloring pages.

Main image by AntoninJury

*We've been unable to source an image of Tylocephale and have used an image of Prenocephale instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Tylocephale, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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