Therioherpeton

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Therioherpeton
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Therioherpetidae
Genus: Therioherpeton
Specie
  • Therioherpeton cargnini

Therioherpeton is a genus based on Therioherpeton cargnini, a small cynodont who lived in the Triassic and was collected in Santa Maria, Santa Maria Formation, the Geopark of Paleorrota, Brazil. It was a small carnivore. For his characteristic (Barberena & Bonaparte, 1975), was touted as a likely ancestor of mammals.

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