Traversodon

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Traversodon
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Family: Traversodontidae
Genus: Traversodon
Species
  • T. stahleckeri (type)
Fossil of Traversodon sp.. Exhibit in the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan.

Traversodon is a genus of therapsid. Being a cynodont, it was a relative of the direct ancestor to modern mammals. Traversodon lived in what is now South America.

Species[edit]

Traversodon stahleckeri was first found by Friedrich von Huene in 1936 in the Geopark of Paleorrota, São Pedro do Sul, Brazil.

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