Sphaerotholus brevis Lambe 1918 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Pachycephalosauridae

Alternative combinations: Prenocephale brevis, Stegoceras breve, Stegoceras brevis, Troodon brevis

Full reference: L. M. Lambe. 1918. The Cretaceous genus Stegoceras typifying a new family referred provisionally to the Stegosauria. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, series 3 12:23-36

Belongs to Sphaerotholus according to N. R. Longrich et al. 2010

See also Brown and Schlaikjer 1943, Currie 2005, Eberth et al. 2001, Gilmore 1924, Kuhn 1964, Lambe 1918, Lehman 2010, Longrich 2008, Maryanska 1990, Maryanska et al. 2004, Russell 1964, Ryan and Evans 2005, Schott et al. 2009, Sternberg 1945, Sues and Galton 1987, Sullivan 2000, Sullivan 2003, Sullivan 2006 and Williamson and Carr 2003

Sister taxa: Prenocephale prenes, Sphaerotholus edmontonense, Sphaerotholus goodwini, Sphaerotholus buchholtzae

Type specimen: NMC 1423. Its type locality is Berry Creek east, GSC (NMC), which is in a Campanian terrestrial horizon in the Dinosaur Park Formation of Canada.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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