Boffius

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Boffius
Temporal range: Paleocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Multituberculata
Family: Boffiidae
Genus: Boffius
Species: B. splendidus
Binomial name
Boffius splendidus
Vianey-Liaud M., 1979

Boffius is a genus of mammal from the Paleocene of Europe. It is a member of the extinct order of Multituberculata. It lies within the suborder Cimolodonta and is the only known member of the family Boffiidae (Hahn & Hahn, 1983). The genus was named by Vianey-Liaud M. in 1979.

The species Boffius splendidus is known from Lower Paleocene remains found in Hainin, Belgium. It was a relatively large multituberculate.

References[edit]

  • Vianey-Liaud (1979), "Les Mammifères montiens de Hainin (Paléocene moyen de Belgique). Part I, Multituberculés". Palaeovertebrata 9, p.117-131.
  • Kielan-Jaworowska Z & Hurum JH (2001), "Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals". Paleontology 44, p.389-429.
  • Much of this information has been derived from [1] MESOZOIC MAMMALS; 'basal' Cimolodonta, Cimolomyidae, Boffiidae and Kogaionidae, an Internet directory.