Tikiodon

Tikiodon
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Clade: Mammaliamorpha
Genus: Tikiodon
Bhat et al., 2020
Species:
T. cromptoni
Binomial name
Tikiodon cromptoni
Bhat et al., 2020

Tikiodon is an extinct genus of mammaliamorphs that lived in what is now India during the Late Triassic. Its type and only species is Tikiodon cromptoni, which is known from a single lower postcanine tooth discovered at the Tiki Formation of Madhya Pradesh.

Etymology

The generic name Tikiodon comes from the Tiki Formation, itself named after the nearby village of Tiki, and the Greek word odon, meaning "tooth". The specific epithet cromptoni is a reference to South African palaeontologist Alfred W. Crompton.



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