Named By: D. Pol, O. W. M. Rauhut & M. Becerra - 2011.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Heterodontosauridae, Heterodontosaurinae.
Species: M. condorensis (type).
Size: Roughly about 60-75 centimetres long.
Known locations: Argentina - Cañadón Asfalto Formation.
Time period: Aalenian–Early Bathonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeleton.
Manidens is a genus of heterodontosaurid dinosaur that lived in Argentina during the Late Cretaceous. As a heterodontosaurid dinosaur, Manidens had a combination of differently formed teeth within the mouth, and for this reason Manidens is often considered to have been omnivorous, however, so far no stomach contents have been identified to confirm this.
- A Middle Jurassic heterodontosaurid dinosaur from Patagonia and the evolution of heterodontosaurids. Naturwissenschaften 98:369-379. - D. Pol, O. W. M. Rauhut & M. Becerra - 2011.