Stylidens

Stylidens
Temporal range: Bathonian,
~167.7–166.1 Ma
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Clade: Mammaliaformes
Order: Morganucodonta (?)
Genus: Stylidens
Butler & Sigogneau-Russell, 2016
Type species
Stylidens hookeri
Butler & Sigogneau-Russell, 2016

Stylidens is an extinct genus of mammaliaforms, possibly belonging to Morganucodonta, that lived in what is now England during the Middle Jurassic. Its type species is Stylidens hookeri, which was named in 2016 by Percy M. Butler and Denise Sigogneau-Russell from an isolated lower molar found at the Forest Marble Formation. A second molar referable to the genus is also known, which may represent a separate species.

Etymology

The generic epithet Stylidens is derived from the Latin words stylus, alluding to the pointed cusps of its molars, and dens, meaning "tooth". The specific name hookeri honours the British researcher Jerry Hooker.



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