Prenocephale

Prenocephale prenes

  • Pronounced:  Pray-no-Seff - alee

  • Diet:  Omnivore(Meat & Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Sloping Head"

  • Length:  8 feet (2.5 m)

  • Height:  4 feet (1.3 m)

  • Weight:  300 pounds (135 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 70 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Prenocephale was a bone-headed member of the same family that included the better-known Pachycephalosaurus  It isn't known exactly what these dinosaurs ate, but some scientists think that, just like humans, they may have omnivorous - eating both meat and plants.

Prenocephale was a two-legged creature with five fingers on each of its hands, rare for a Late Cretaceous dinosaur. Its eyes were located on the side of its head, but it appears as though they had the ability to face somewhat forward. When this feature is coupled with its large optic nerve, it is possible that this animal could have had (or been in the process of evolving) stereoscopic vision, a tool useful for a predator. This type of eye arrangement is found to lesser degrees in other pachycephalosaurs.



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