Psittacotherium

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Psittacotherium
Temporal range: Early Paleocene
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Psittacotherium

Cope, 1882

Psittacotherium (meaning "parrot beast") is an extinct genus of taeniodont from the Paleocene of North America. With a weight of about 50 kg and a length over 1.1 m (3.5 ft), it had the size of a large dog.[1]

Sources[edit]

  • Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids by Jordi Agusti and Mauricio Anton
  • The Beginning of the Age of Mammals by Kenneth D. Rose
  • Classification of Mammals by Malcolm C. McKenna and Susan K. Bell
  • Evolution of Herbivory in Terrestrial Vertebrates: Perspectives from the Fossil Record by Hans-Dieter Sues

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