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Temporal range: 37–9 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pholidota
Suborder: Palaeanodonta
Family: †Escavadodontidae

Escavadodontidae is an extinct family of pangolin-like insectivore mammals which were endemic to North America from the Paleocene 63.3—60.2 Ma existing for approximately 3.1 million years..[1]


Escavadodontidae was named by Rose and Lucas (2000), who described a primitive Palaeanodont that they named Escavadodon zygus.[2]


  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Escavadodontidae basic info.
  2. ^ Rose, Kenneth D.; Lucas, Spencer G. (2000). "An early Paleocene palaeanodont (Mammalia, ?Pholidota) from New Mexico, and the origin of Palaeanodonta". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 20 (1): 139–156. ISSN 0272-4634. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2000)020[0139:AEPPMP]2.0.CO;2.