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Temporal range: Lower Jurassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Family: Morganucodontidae
Genus: Erythrotherium
Type species
Erythrotherium parringtoni
Crompton, 1964

Erythrotherium is an extinct genus of basal mammal from the Lower Jurassic. It was related to Morganucodon. Only one species is recorded, Erythrotherium parringtoni, from Red Beds, Stromberg Group, Mafeteng and Upper Elliot Formation and Clarens Formation, from Lesotho and South Africa.


  • CROMPTON (1964). A preliminary description of a new mammal from the Upper Triassic of South Africa. Zoological Society of London, Proceedings 142: 441-452.