Sphaerotholus was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Alberta (Canada), New Mexico and Saskatchewan (Canada).

Quick facts about Sphaerotholus:

  • Existed from 83.6 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a desert
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 11 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Sphaerotholus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Sphaerotholus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • T. E. Williamson and T. D. Carr. 2003. A new genus of derived pachycephalosaurian from western North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(4):779-801
  • J. C. Mallon and D. C. Evans. 2015. First pachycephalosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Frenchman Formation (upper Maastrichtian) of Saskatchewan, Canada. Cretaceous Research 56:426-431
  • 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