|Named By:||Richard Owen in 1859|
|Time Period:||Early Jurassic, 195-190 Ma|
|Location:||England, Dorset - Jurassic Coast|
|Size:||1.4 meter wingspan, 1 meter long including the tail|
|Fossil(s):||Two individual specimens that have the skull, plus also other sets of partial and usually fragmentary remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Dimorphodontidae | Dimorphodontinae ||
Dimorphodon was a genus of medium-sized pterosaur from the early Jurassic Period. It was named by paleontologist Richard Owen in 1859. Dimorphodon means "two-form tooth", derived from Greek di/di meaning "two", morphe/morphe meaning "shape" and odon/odon meaning "tooth", referring to the fact that it had two distinct types of teeth in its jaws - which is comparatively rare among reptiles.