Tritheledon

Tritheledon
Temporal range: Early Jurassic
~201.6–189.6 Ma
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Family: Tritheledontidae
Genus: Tritheledon
Broom 1912
Species:
T. riconoi
Binomial name
Tritheledon riconoi
Broom 1912

Tritheledon is an extinct genus of cynodonts that lived during the Lower Jurassic. Fossils were found in the Elliot Formation, South Africa. Like all cynodonts, it had many traits shared by mammals. Tritheledonts were probably insectivores, and nocturnal animals.



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