Didolodus

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Didolodus
Temporal range: Early Eocene
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Condylartha
Family: Didolodontidae
Genus: Didolodus

Didolodus is an extinct genus of mammal. It is classified as a condylarth[citation needed], but used to be associated with arctocyonians and litopterns. Its remains were found in Patagonia.

Didolodus was a quick-footed creature which probably lived like early ungulates such as Propalaeotherium, based on its highly similar teeth. It was around 60 centimetres (2.0 ft) in length, with short limbs and a long tail.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 246. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.