Heterodontosaurus

About Heterodontosaurus

Around 210 million years ago, Southern Africa was a dry place, much as it is today. Heterodontosaurus, one of the smaller dinosaurs to have roamed the Earth, lived during this time. Around the size of a modern dog, Heterodontosaurus used its specialized teeth to cut and chew plant material. It is unusual among reptiles to have different shaped teeth. Most reptiles' teeth are the same throughout their mouths. The front legs of Heterodontosaurus were short, ending in three finger-like digits. These digits were capable of bending, and possibly grasping objects. Heterodontosaurus was probably a very fast runner, which allowed it to escape from predators.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Heterodontosaurus
How do I pronounce Heterodontosaurus?
Het-er-owe-don-toe-sore-uss
What does the name Heterodontosaurus mean?
Lizard With Different Types of Teeth
How long was Heterodontosaurus?
4.50 feet 1.50 meters
How heavy was Heterodontosaurus?
44.00 pounds 20.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Heterodontosaurus assigned to?
Ornithopoda
What did Heterodontosaurus eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Heterodontosaurus live?
210,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Heterodontosaurus live?
Early Jurassic
Where did Heterodontosaurus live?
Africa
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Heterodontosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Heterodontosaurus's size

0 kg
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