Neotherapsida

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Neotherapsida
Temporal range: Middle PermianHolocene, 270–0 Ma (range includes mammals)
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Oligokyphus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Clade: Eutherapsida
Clade: Neotherapsida
Hopson, 1999
Subgroups

Neotherapsida is a clade of therapsids. It includes anomodonts and the more derived theriodonts, which include mammals.

Distribution[edit]

Permian[edit]

In the Permian time period, Neotherapsids lived in Germany, India, Madagascar, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States in Texas, and Zambia.[3]

Severodvinian[edit]

In the Severodvinian age of the Tatarian stage of the Permian time period, Neotherapsids lived in Russia.[3][4]

Triassic[edit]

In the Triassic, Neotherapsids lived in Antarctica, Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Lesotho, Morocco, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and United States in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.[3]

Jurassic[edit]

In the Jurassic time period, the Neotherapsids lived in Lesotho.[3]

Cretaceous[edit]

In the Cretaceous period, the Neotherapsids lived in Australia and Russia.

Classification[edit]

The Neotherapsida was classified as a sub group of the clade Eutherapsida by J. A. Hopson in 1999.[3]

Relatives[edit]

Main article: Dinocephalia

Taxonomy[edit]

Anomodontia[edit]

Anomocephalus, a primitive anomodont that retained a full set of teeth
Aulacocephalodon, a dicynodont, an herbivore with two tusks
Kannemeyeria, a dicynodont, was one of the first large herbivores of the Triassic.

Groups of Theriodontia[edit]

Mammalians, like humans and horses, evolved from theriodonts.


See also[edit]

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