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Alaskacephale

Alaskacephale is a genus of dinosaur from the late Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (80 to 70 million years ago). It was first described by Roland Gangloff and colleagues as an unnamed pachycephalosaurid, possibly a Pachycephalosaurus, but after further studies it was determined to have dissimilar characteristics. It was given the name Alaskacephale by Robert Sullivan in 2006.

The name Alaskacephale refers to Alaska, where the fossil was found. The species name anglophile, honors paleontologist Roland Gangloff. Only one species is known from a partial skull fragment. Based on the dimensions of the bone, Alaskacephale was probably about 7 to 8 feet in length; about the same size as Prenocephale.

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Alaskacephale


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