(same toothed lizard).
Named By: Robert Broom - 1949.
Classification: Chordata, Synapsida, Therapsida, Therocephalia, Baurioidea.
Species: H. kitchingi (type).
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.
- 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.