Paritatodon

Paritatodon
Temporal range: Bathonian-Callovian
~165–162 Ma
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Family: Shuotheriidae
Genus: Paritatodon
Martin & Averianov, 2010
Species:
P. kermacki
Binomial name
Paritatodon kermacki
(Sigogneau-Russell, 1998)

Paritatodon is an extinct mammal which existed in Kyrgyzstan and England during the Jurassic period. It was originally the holotype specimen of Shuotherium kermacki, but Martin and Averianov (2010) argued that it resembled the genus Itatodon (Docodonta) and so renamed it Paritatodon.

Nonetheless, some recent phylogenetic studies assign it (and Itatodon) to Shuotheriidae, while others continue to consider the taxon a docodont.

Like many Mesozoic mammals, this species is only known from its teeth, in this case two lower molars from the Forest Marble Formation in England, and a single left lower molar from the Balabansai Formation in the Fergana Depression, Kyrgyzstan.



This page was last updated at 2023-10-28 14:15 UTC. Update now. View original page.

All our content comes from Wikipedia and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.


Top

If mathematical, chemical, physical and other formulas are not displayed correctly on this page, please useFirefox or Safari