Name: Homodontosaurus ‭(‬same toothed lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ho-mo-dont-o-sor-us.
Named By: Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1949.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Therocephalia,‭ ‬Baurioidea.‭
Species: H.‭ ‬kitchingi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Skull about‭ ‬5.5‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: South Africa‭ ‬-‭ ‬Balfour Formation.
Time period: Changhsingian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Partial skulls and some partial post cranial remains.

       Homodontosaurus was first described from a partial skull which Robert Broom thought might have come from a pelycosaur‭ ‬and perhaps one similar to Elliotsmithia.‭ ‬Then in‭ ‬1950‭ ‬a second specimen of Homodontosaurus was described by Brink,‭ ‬and this one included parts of the post cranial skeleton.‭ ‬This revealed that Homodontosaurus was not a pelycosaur but‭ ‬a‭ ‬therocephalian therapsid of the Baurioidea group.‭ ‬In more modern times,‭ ‬fossils of Homodontosaurus have in the past been speculated to be juveniles of the genus Tetracynodon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New fossil reptile genera from the Bernard Price collection.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Annals of the Transvaal Museum‭ ‬21‭ (‬1-2‭)‬:‭ ‬187‭–‬194.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Robert Broom‭ ‬-‭ ‬1949.
-‭ ‬Scaloposaurian reptiles from the Triassic of Antarctica.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ ‬2709:‭ ‬1‭–‬22.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Colbert‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Kitching‭ ‬-‭ ‬1981.


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