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Dinosaur Had Fangs But Only Ate Plants
2012-10-03 14:32:26

[ Watch the Video: Making of Heterodontosaurus Flesh Model ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have unveiled new details about a fanged dinosaur with a parrot-shaped beak known as Pegomastax africanus. A single specimen of the new species was first uncovered in southern Africa in the 1960's, but new details of the dinosaur's anatomy and lifestyle have been published in the journal ZooKeys. Scientists report that Pegomastax had fangs, but was more in...

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2008-10-24 13:10:00

The skull of a young dinosaur that lived 190 million years ago is revealing new clues as to how some carnivorous dinosaurs evolved into plant eaters. The tooth structure of the young Heterodontosaurus reveals both sharp fang-like canine teeth for biting and tearing, as well as flat molar-like teeth designed for grinding. "This juvenile skull indicates that these dinosaurs were still in the midst of that transition," said Laura Porro, a post-doctoral student at the University of Chicago, who...


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2009-10-16 17:56:55

Heterodontosaurus, meaning "different toothed lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period of what is now South Africa. The type species, H. tucki, was found in the Upper Elliot Formation of the Hettangian age (199 to 196 million years ago). Two species are known. This herbivorous dinosaur ate mostly plants despite having canines. It was a small ornithischian reaching a total length of 3 feet. It had a long, narrow pelvic bone which was like more advanced ornithischians....

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