|Named By:||Sullivan in 1999|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, Campanian|
|Location:||USA, New Mexico - Kirtland Formation|
|Size:||Uncertain due to incomplete fossil remains|
|Fossil(s):||Initially only a partial skull, further partial remains have been attributed to the genus|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Ornithischia | Ankylosauridae | Ankylosaurinae ||
Nodocephalosaurus is a genus of herbivorous ankylosaurine ankylosaurid dinosaur from Upper Cretaceous (late Campanian stage) deposits of San Juan Basin, New Mexico. The holotype was recovered from the Late Campanian De-na-zin Member of the Kirtland Formation and consists of an incomplete skull. Nodocephalosaurus (Greek nodus = knob, kephale = head and sauros = lizard) is a monotypic genus, including only the type species, Nodocephalosaurus kirtlandensis. Dinosaurs like Nodocephalosaurus resembled Asian forms, and may be evidence for Asian dinosaurs migrating to North America in the Late Cretaceous.