Amphidontidae

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Amphidontidae
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Triconodonta
Family: Amphidontidae
Simpson, 1925
Genus

The Amphidontidae are a family of extinct mammals from the Early Cretaceous, belonging to the triconodonts. It contains most of the species previously belonged to Amphilestidae.[1]

Phylogeny[edit]

Cladogram after Marisol Montellano, James A. Hopson, James M. Clark (2008)[2] and Gao et al. (2010).[3]

 Amphidontidae

Aploconodon





Comodon



Hakusanodon



Juchilestes





Amphidon



Gobiotheriodon




Manchurodon



Nakunodon






References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A. V. Lopatin, E. N. Maschenko and A. O. Averianov (2010). "A new genus of triconodont mammals from the Early Cretaceous of Western Siberia". Doklady Biological Sciences 433 (1): 282–285. doi:10.1134/S0012496610040137. 
  2. ^ Marisol Montellano, James A. Hopson, James M. Clark (2008). "Late Early Jurassic Mammaliaforms from Huizachal Canyon, Tamaulipas, México". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28 (4): 1130–1143. doi:10.1671/0272-4634-28.4.1130. 
  3. ^ Chun-Ling Gao, Gregory P. Wilson, Zhe-Xi Luo, A. Murat Maga, Qingjin Meng and Xuri Wang (2010). "A new mammal skull from the Lower Cretaceous of China with implications for the evolution of obtuse-angled molars and ‘amphilestid’ eutriconodonts". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences 277 (1679): 237–246. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1014. PMC 2842676. PMID 19726475.