Fun Tiarajudens Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 28, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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These dinosaurs got their name because of their palatal teeth which meant 'Tiaraju tooth'. The tiarajudens' remains were found in the vegetative area of the Rio Grande in Brazil. Despite the set of canine teeth, they were herbivores and fed on fibrous plants. They were not predatory as they ate plants and just like musk deer and water deer used their large canines to get rid of the predators. They would only use the wide teeth to bite when under attack.

Tiarajudens Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Tiarajudens'?

The word can be broken down into five syllables like 'Tee-ah-ra-hoo-dens' to make it easier to pronounce.

What type of dinosaur was a Tiarajudens?

They belonged to the Anomodontia group.

In which geological period did the Tiarajudens roam the Earth?

They existed during the middle Permian period.

When did the Tiarajudens become extinct?

They are assumed to have gone to extinction around 260 million years from now.

Where did Tiarajudens live?

The fossils were found in the Rio Grande. So it is assumed that they lived in the forests of Brazil.

What was the Tiarajudens's habitat?

Since they fed on plants, their habitat included vegetative land and terrestrial forests.

Who did the Tiarajudens live with?

They were assumed to have lived with the other member of Anomodontia, which are a suborder of therapsids.

How long did a Tiarajudens live?

The exact lifespan of the Tiarajudens is not known to researchers as of now.

How did they reproduce?

They were nonmammalian animals who were believed to reproduce by laying eggs.

Tiarajudens Fun Facts

What did the Tiarajudens look like

This animal had a lot of resemblance to a bear because of its saber-toothed mouth and tooth shape. They had a short skull that looked similar to a partial skull and a medium lengthen tail. The saber-toothed face was the most prominent feature of their identity.

The Tiarajudens were as big as a wild boar.
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How many bones did a Tiarajudens have?

The remains of this dinosaur did not disclose the total number of bones that were present in their body.

How did they communicate?

Since they became extinct a long time ago, their exact mode of communication could not be traced.

How big was the Tiarajudens?

Tiarajudens measured at an average height of around 8.9 in (22.5 cm). However, they were shorter than a Acantholipan.

How fast could a Tiarajudens move?

Since these dinosaurs were herbivores, it becomes hard to calculate their speed.

How much did a Tiarajudens weigh?

There has been no information regarding the weight of this dinosaur.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No specific names are assigned to male and female of the species. 

What would you call a baby Tiarajudens?

There has been no information regarding the nomenclature of a baby Tiarajudens.

How aggressive were they?

These dinosaurs were not aggressive in nature. They were believed to have maintained peace with the other creatures and the researchers did not find any trace of them being greedy or aggressive.

Did you know…

The top and bottom teeth of the animal were similar to the contemporary living mammals of the middle Permian period.

The upper jaw has twenty-one crowned teeth.

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Tiarajudens Facts

What Did They Prey On?

N/A

what Type of Animal were they?

Herbivores

Average Litter Size?

N/A

What Did They Look Like?

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How Much Did They Weigh?

N/A

Skin Type

Bumpy skin

How Long Were They?

8.9 in (22.5 cm)

How Tall Were They?

N/A

Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Reptilia

Genus

Tiarajudens

Family

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Scientific Name

Tiarajudens eccentricus

What Were Their Main Threats?

Natural calamities

What Habitat Did They Live In?

Terrestrial forests

Where Did They Live?

Brazil
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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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