Krusatodon

Krusatodon
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, 174.1–163.5 Ma
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Clade: Mammaliaformes
Order: Docodonta
Family: Tegotheriidae
Genus: Krusatodon
Sigogneau-Russell, 2003
Species:
K. kirtlingtonensis
Binomial name
Krusatodon kirtlingtonensis
Sigogneau-Russell, 2003

Krusatodon is a genus of extinct docodont mammaliaform from the Middle Jurassic of the United Kingdom. It is known from the Forest Marble Formation, Kirtlington, in England, and also from a single molar tooth in the Kilmaluag Formation on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Krusatodon is only known from a handful of individual molar teeth, but like all docodontans, these teeth have more complex cusps than other groups of early mammaliaformes. The name Krusatodon honours the palaeontologist Dr. Georg Krusat, who carried out important research on docodonts.



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