Fun Colepiocephale Facts For Kids

Aashita Dhingra
Jul 07, 2022 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 25, 2022
Amazing Colepiocephale facts that you probably didn't know.
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Colepiocephale belongs to a distinct taxon of clade Dinosauria, suborder Pachycephalosauria was excavated in Canada. Only a part of its skull has been discovered.

It is referred to as knucklehead and is probably the oldest of the Pachycephalosauridae. Due to its incomplete skeletal structure, not much has been documented about this dinosaur. As it belongs to the Pachycephalosauridae family it is not assumed to be a small dinosaur with thick skulls.

Colepiocephale Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Colepiocephale'?

Colepiocephale that was initially called Stegoceras lambei was named by Sternberg. Nevertheless, in 2003 it was renamed by Sullivan as Colepiocephale which is pronounced as Col-e-pe-o-sef-a-ley.

What type of dinosaur was a Colepiocephale ?

The genus Colepiocephale of Phylum Chordata, clade Dinosauria, suborder Pachycephalosauria, and family Pachycephalosauridae consists of only one type species called Colepiocephale lambei. It is primarily a Pachycephalosaurid dinosaur is an unusual taxon that was first identified as Stegoceras lambei.

In which geological period did the Colepiocephale roam the Earth?

From the incomplete fossils, this dinosaur belongs to the late cretaceous period that was between 100.5–66 Ma.

When did the Colepiocephale become extinct?

The exact explanation behind the extinction of this Dinosauria, Nonetheless, it has been documented from their fossils that lived 83.5-70.6 million years ago.

Where did Colepiocephale live?

The fossils of Colepiocephale lambei were discovered from the middle-stage deposits of Canada.

What was the Colepiocephales' habitat?

Colepiocephale of suborder Pachycephalosauria and clade Dinosauria was a herbivore. Therefore it is inferred that it perhaps lived in a terrestrial habitat with an abundance of plants to survive.

Who did the Colepiocephale live with?

The social structure of this dinosaur is not known.

How long did a Colepiocephale live?

The lifespan of Colepiocephale lambei is not listed.

How did they reproduce?

The female-produced eggs, but the accurate method of reproduction, gestation period, nesting site is not known.

Colepiocephale Fun Facts

What did the Colepiocephale look like

The skull is the only part that has been restored and it has been determined that it is a domed pachycephalosaur. The squamosal shelf of the back and lateral region is absent.

The parietal bone is down-turned steeply and there are two incipient nodes tucked beneath the parietosquamosal border's posterior margin. The size of this species is not speculated to be large but their weight and other distinctive features are unknown.

Colepiocephale lambei were probably bipedal like other dinosaurs of a similar family.

How many bones did a Colepiocephale have?

The exact number of bones is not listed as only a partial skull has been excavated from the excavation site.

How did they communicate?

The ways of communication have not yet been listed.

How big was the Colepiocephale?

The genus Colepiocephale with only one type species Colepiocephale lambei belongs the family of Pachycephalosauridae that incorporated mostly small-sized dinosaurs. Therefore Colepiocephale lambei is assumed to be around 39.3 in (1 m).

How fast could a Colepiocephale move?

The speed of this dinosaur species is unknown.

How much did a Colepiocephale weigh?

The weight of Colepiocephale lambei is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The specific name for the male and female species is not listed.

What would you call a baby Colepiocephale?

The baby was born out of eggs, however, the name for baby Colepiocephale lambei is unknown.

How aggressive were they?

The behavior of this distinct species are not yet documented. It is also not known whether they hunted in packs.

Did You Know…

There has been debate regarding their dome-shaped skull as few believe it was due to their head butting behavior.

*We've been unable to source an image of Colepiocephale and have used an image of Pachycephalosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Colepiocephale, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com

*We've been unable to source an image of Colepiocephale and have used an image of Hanssuesia instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Colepiocephale, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com

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Aashita DhingraBachelors in Business Administration

Based in Lucknow, India, Aashita is a skilled content creator with experience crafting study guides for high school-aged kids. Her education includes a degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's Convent Inter College, which she leverages to bring a unique perspective to her work. Aashita's passion for writing and education is evident in her ability to craft engaging content.

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