Heterodontosaurus was a dinosaur of the Early Jurassic, 200–190
million years ago. It was named in 1962 after a skull fossil was
discovered in South Africa. The genus name means "different toothed
lizard", in reference to its unusual heterodont dentition, including
small, incisor-like teeth in the upper jaw, followed by long, canine-
like tusks. Additional specimens have been found, including an almost
complete skeleton in 1966. Though it was a small dinosaur,
Heterodontosaurus was one of the largest members of its family, reaching
between 1.18 m (3.9 ft) and possibly 1.75 m (5.7 ft) in length, and
weighing between 2 and 10 kg (4.4 and 22.0 lb). The body was short
with a long tail. The five-fingered forelimbs were long and relatively
robust; the hind-limbs were long, slender, and had four toes. The skull
was elongated, narrow, and triangular when viewed from the side. The
front of the jaws were covered in a keratinous beak.
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