Name: Manidens ‭(‬hand tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Man-e-dens.
Named By: D.‭ ‬Pol,‭ ‬O.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Rauhut‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Becerra‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Heterodontosauridae,‭ ‬Heterodontosaurinae.
Species: M.‭ ‬condorensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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