Kuehneotheriidae

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Kuehneotheriids
Temporal range: Late Triassic - Early Jurassic, 220–195 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Clade: Holotheria
Superlegion: Kuehneotheria
Family: Kuehneotheriidae
Kermack, Kermack, & Mussett, 1968
Type species
Kuehneotherium praecursoris
Kermack, Kermack, & Mussett, 1968
Genera

Fluctuodon[1]
Indotherium?
Kotatherium?
Kuehneon?
Kuehneotherium
Trishulotherium?
Woutersia

Kuehneotheriidae is a family within 'Symmetrodonta'. All members of Kuehneotheriidae which have been found so far are represented only by teeth, but these teeth have features which have led paleontologists to classify Kuehneotheriidae as very close relatives of the first true mammals.[2] But fossil clades based solely on teeth often lead to difficulties (Ausktribosphenidae are a good example), and it is not possible to draw significant conclusions about mammalian evolution from the Kuehneotheriidae - unless some, more complete skeletons, are found.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Maxime Debuysschere (2016). "The Kuehneotheriidae (Mammaliaformes) from Saint-Nicolas-de-Port (Upper Triassic, France): a Systematic Review". Journal of Mammalian Evolution. in press. doi:10.1007/s10914-016-9335-z.
  2. ^ "Kuehneotheriidae — Palaeos".