Haramiya

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Haramiya
Temporal range: Late Triassic–Early Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Haramiyida
Superfamily: Haramiyoidea
Family: Haramiyidae
Genus: Haramiya
Simpson, 1947

Haramiya is a mammaliform that is a lineage either unrelated or a paraphyletic parent to multituberculates[1] from the Mesozoic era.

Only Haramiya's teeth and skull have been found; judging from these it has been constructed as a 12 cm (5 in) creature with a resemblance to modern voles. It is presumed to have fed on the leaves of tree ferns, as it had broad cheek teeth for crushing tough vegetable food.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.palaeos.com/Vertebrates/Units/Unit420/420.100.html#Haramiyida Palaeos on Haramiya
  2. ^ Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 199. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.