Cricetulodon

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Cricetulodon
Temporal range: Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Cricetulodon
Hartenberger, 1965

Cricetulodon is an extinct genus of muroid rodent named in 1965.[1] It lived from the Middle Aragonian to the late Turolian.[2] It is sometimes classified with its close relatives in the Cricetodon-Ruscinomys group, which lived in total for 17 million years from 20 million years ago to approximately 3 million years ago.[3] It is the genus of the species Cricetulodon bugesiensis, Cricetulodon hartenbergeri, Cricetulodon lucentensis, Cricetulodon meini and Cricetulodon sabadellensis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartenberger (1965) Bull.Soc.geol.Fr. (7) 7: 493.
  2. ^ Silvia Pineda-Muñoz, Isaac Casanovas-Vilar, Daniel De Miguel, Aleksis Karme, Alistair R. Evans & Mikael Fortelius (2010). "Evolution of hypsodonty in a cricetid (Rodentia) lineage: preliminary results using patch analysis" (PDF). Cidaris 30 (VIII): 247–252. 
  3. ^ Rodde J, Mein P (1988). "Scanning electron microscopy of molar enamel structure of cricetodontine neogene rodents". Arch. Oral Biol. 33 (10): 749–59. doi:10.1016/0003-9969(88)90009-X. PMID 3075451. 

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