A complete skeleton of the Late Triassic ornithischian Heterodontosaurus tucki

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The first ornithischian dinosaur to be found in the Triassic (other than very fragmentary material) was Heterodontosaurus tucki from South Africa, described1 on its skull. The postcranial skeleton of another H. Tucki is described here. Heterodontosaurus is compared with its sympatric contemporary Fabrosaurus, the only other well known Triassic ornithischian, and the interrelationships of early dinosaurs are discussed briefly.

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Santa Luca, A., Crompton, A. & Charig, A. A complete skeleton of the Late Triassic ornithischian Heterodontosaurus tucki. Nature 264, 324–328 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1038/264324a0

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