Lycorhinus was a species discovered in Cape Town.
In the '20s, a researcher found partial fossils, including maximalle and teeth. An inspection of the Lycorhinus specimen revealed it to be a new genus of heterodontosaurid.
Lycorhinus was a small-sized dinosaur with a wolf-like snout. Due to multiple specimens, there has been a lot of debate regarding the description of these species. Paleontologists have named multiple type species of this genus, however, all of them have been renamed except for one - Lycorhinus angustidens. The typical characteristic of a snout as seen by the specimen's fragments led the species to be relegated as a member of the heterodontosaurid family.
The pronunciation of this herbivorous dinosaur goes like 'liek-oh-rien-us'.
Lycorhinus was a dinosaur in the heterodontosaurid family and ornithischian order.
Lycorhinus inhabited the Late Triassic age (205-195 million years ago).
Lycorhinus angustidens probably went extinct 195 million years ago.
Fossils of these dinosaurs were found from the Elliot Formation in South Africa.
This ornithischian dinosaur resided in terrestrial habitats.
It is not known if Lycorhinus angustidens lived with groups or alone. We don't know what other dinosaur might have lived with them.
The lifespan of this herbivorous dinosaur is not known.
These dinosaurs reproduced by laying eggs. It is not known known they took care of the babies.
According to its fossils, Lycorhinus angustidens was described as a small dinosaur species. The herbivore had long canines. Based on its name, Lycorhinus is referred to as having a snout like a wolf. Being a dinosaur from the Ornithischia order, it is likely that the Lycorhinus was bird-hipped. The tooth replacement of the dinosaur was typical with the third tooth getting renewed every cycle.
Lycorhinus angustidens fossil representation included partial skulls and teeth.
It is unclear how the species communicated with each other and other dinosaurs.
The size of the Lycorhinus angustidens has been estimated to be around 3.9 ft (1.2 m). They were way shorter than Ilokelesia.
The speed at which this ornithischian dinosaur would have moved has yet to be ascertained.
The average weight of this small dinosaur remains unknown.
Both male and female were called Lycorhinus.
The baby will be referred to as a juvenile.
The aggressive nature of this dinosaur has not been described.
Sidney H. Haughton named and described the type species in 1924.
Lycorhinus translates to wolf snout while angustidens translates to the constricted tooth.
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