Habayia

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Habayia
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Traversodontidae
Genus: Habayia
Godefroit, 1999
Species
  • H. halbardieri Godefroit, 1999 (type)

Habayia is an extinct genus of traversodontid cynodonts from the Late Triassic of Belgium. A single postcanine tooth was found in Habay-la-Vieille in southern Belgium. Based on the size of the tooth, Habayia was very small. Habayia lived during the Rhaetian stage of the Late Triassic at a time when western Europe was an island archipelago due to high sea levels. The small size of Habayia may be a result of insular dwarfism.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godefroit, P. (1999). "New traversodontid (Therapsida: Cynodontia) teeth from the Upper Triassic of Habay-la-Vieille (southern Belgium)". Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 73 (3-4): 385–394. doi:10.1007/BF02988049.