Traversodon

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Traversodon
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Traversodontidae
Genus: Traversodon
Species
  • T. stahleckeri (type)

Traversodon is a genus of therapsid. Being a cynodont, it was a relative of the direct ancestor to modern mammals. Traversodon lived in what is now South America.

Species[edit]

Traversodon Stahleckeri was first found by Friedrich von Huene in 1936 in the Geopark of Paleorrota, São Pedro do Sul, Brazil.

In popular culture[edit]

A Traversodon scares off a Coelophysis from nosing around at the entrance of its burrow in When Dinosaurs Roamed America. The error depicted was Traversodon living in northeastern North America.

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