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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 125–122 Ma
Jeholodens BW.jpg
Jeholodens jenkinsi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eutriconodonta
Family: Jeholodentidae
Luo et al., 2007
Type species
Jeholodens jenkinsi
Ji et al., 1999


The family Jeholodentidae is a possible eutriconodont family that was present in China around 125 million years ago during the time of the dinosaurs. There are currently two genera assigned to the family, Yanoconodon and Jeholodens.[1][2]

However, recent studies have shown it to be paraphyletic in relation to Triconodontidae, with Yanoconodon being closer to them than to Jeholodens.[3]



  1. ^ Luo, Z.-X.; Chen, P.; Li, G.; Chen, M. (2007). "A new eutriconodont mammal and evolutionary development in early mammals". Nature. 446 (7133): 288–293. doi:10.1038/nature05627. PMID 17361176.
  2. ^ Ji, Q.; Luo, Z.; Ji, S. (1999). "A Chinese triconodont mammal and mosaic evolution of the mammalian skeleton". Nature. 398 (6725): 326–330. doi:10.1038/18665. PMID 10192332.
  3. ^ Thomas Martin, Jesús Marugán-Lobón, Romain Vullo, Hugo Martín-Abad, Zhe-Xi Luo & Angela D. Buscalioni, A Cretaceous eutriconodont and integument evolution in early mammals, Nature 526, 380–384 (15 October 2015) doi:10.1038/nature14905 Received 05 March 2015 Accepted 13 July 2015 Published online 14 October 2015
  4. ^ Mikko's Phylogeny Archive [1] Haaramo, Mikko (2007). "†Triconodonta – Triconodonts". Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  5. ^ (net, info) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2015-12-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). "Taxonomic lists- Mammals". Archived from the original on 11 January 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2015.

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