Yunnanodon

Yunnanodon
Temporal range: Sinemurian, 196.0–189.0 Ma
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Family: Tritylodontidae
Genus: Yunnanodon
Cui, 1986
Species:
Y. brevirostre
Binomial name
Yunnanodon brevirostre
Cui, 1976
Synonyms
  • Yunnania brevirostre Cui, 1976 (preoccupied)

Yunnanodon ("Yunnan tooth", from China's Yunnan province where it was discovered, and the Greek odon (ὀδών) meaning "tooth") is an extinct genus of tritylodontid mammaliamorphs that lived in China during the Sinemurian stage of the Early Jurassic period. Its specific name brevirostre is Latin for "short-beaked" (brevis ("short") + rostrum ("beak")).

Yunnanodon was discovered in the Lower Lufeng Series, in Yunnan Province, China. As a tritylodontid, it belongs to one of the few therapsid groups to survive the Triassic–Jurassic extinction event. It was small, with adult skulls only reaching 36 to 47mm (1.4 to 1.8 inches) in length.



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