My creature has a completely flat nosebridge, forward facing eyes, canine-like teeth, and horns. I'd also like to ask if the reference posted below has enough room for a large brain, as it is just as intelligent as humans. I'm mostly asking because I can't think of a creature with a flat head shape like this.

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    $\begingroup$ Some problems there. With the jaw hinge that far back, but the mouth only extending 40% of the distance, it would need very flappy loose skin on the cheeks, or it will not be able to open the jaw much. Otherwise.. That head will have much the same conformation as a crocodile, just more prominent eyeholes and brow ridges. NO problem with braincase size, the rear of the head will be very wide (due to eyes needing line of sight past the nose) $\endgroup$
    – PcMan
    Apr 12, 2021 at 10:21
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    $\begingroup$ there is no room for a large brain in that head. $\endgroup$
    – John
    Apr 13, 2021 at 3:47
  • $\begingroup$ Going with John on this. The head has all the restrictions that an ungulate herbivore has on the brain. Lots of jaw and neck muscles to anchor. Or is it mobility-restricted with head motion, and they eat all soft foods? Is the head wedge-shaped and extremely wide? Not impossible, but stretching it (pun intended) $\endgroup$
    – DWKraus
    Apr 13, 2021 at 3:56
  • $\begingroup$ Are the horns functional or decorative? It can affect skull thickness and issues with concussions for an animal with a large brain. $\endgroup$
    – DWKraus
    Apr 13, 2021 at 4:09
  • $\begingroup$ As the only question I know how to answer, no, the horns are not functional. They are completely decorative. $\endgroup$ Apr 13, 2021 at 7:44

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It is a goat.

goat goat goat

A freaking mountain goat.

I here assert that because your creature is a goat, its name is Goaty Goaty Goat.

Also the skull look like this:enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ NO! I disagree! the name should be Goaty Mc Goatface ;-) $\endgroup$
    – user81881
    Apr 13, 2021 at 1:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Fred That's SIR Goaty McGoatface. $\endgroup$
    – DKNguyen
    Apr 13, 2021 at 3:28
  • $\begingroup$ Decent match, if we flip the horns. $\endgroup$
    – DWKraus
    Apr 13, 2021 at 3:49
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    $\begingroup$ @ProjectApex - thanks for skull addition. That was the actual question. $\endgroup$
    – Willk
    Apr 13, 2021 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ Y'know what? Thank you for the skull. $\endgroup$ Apr 14, 2021 at 20:31

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