Nodocephalosaurus Skull


Nodocephalosaurus Kirtlandensis
Ankylosaur fossil found near Farmington, New Mexico
Pronunciation: no-doe-SEFF-uh-low-sore-us
Specimen Number: State Museum of Pennsylvania VP-900
Location: San Juan County, New Mexico
Image By: Robert Sullivan


New Mexico's best known ankylosaur is Nodcephalosaurus, an ankylosaur unique to the state. Represented by a skull and armor found near Farmington in the Kirtland Formation, Nodocephalosaurus closely resembles some ankylosaurs found in Mongolia, and this suggests dinosaur migration between Asia and North America during the Late cretaceous.