Tinodontidae

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Tinodontidae
Temporal range: Jurassic to Cretaceous, Early Jurassic–Albian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
(unranked): Holotheria
Subclass: Trechnotheria?
Order: Symmetrodonta?
Family: Tinodontidae
Marsh, 1887
genera

Tinodontidae is an extinct family of actively mobile mammal, endemic to what would now be North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.[1][2]

Taxonomy[edit]

Tinodontidae was named by Marsh (1887). It was assigned to Mammalia by Marsh (1887); and to Symmetrodonta by McKenna and Bell (1997).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Tinodontidae, basic info
  2. ^ "MESOZOIC MAMMALS; Tinodontidae and Spalacotheriidae, an internet directory". 
  3. ^ O. C. Marsh. 1887. American Jurassic mammals. The American Journal of Science, series 3 33(196):327-348