Heterodontosaurus was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Free State (South Africa), Nuevo León (Mexico) and Free State (South Africa).

Quick facts about Heterodontosaurus:

  • Existed from 228 million years ago to Pliensbachian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 1.8 kg
  • 6 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Heterodontosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. W. Kitching and M. A. Raath. 1984. Fossils from the Elliot and Clarens Formations (Karoo Sequence) of the northeastern Cape, Orange Free State and Lesotho, and a suggested biozonation based on tetrapods. Palaeontologia Africana 25:111-125
  • L. B. Porro and R. J. Butler. 2011. New heterodontosaurid specimens from the Lower Jurassic of southern Africa and the early ornithischian dinosaur radiation. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 101:351-366
  • A. W. Crompton and A. J. Charig. 1962. A new ornithischian from the Upper Triassic of South Africa. Nature 196:1074-1077