Henkelodon


Henkelodon

Taxobox
name = "Henkelodon"
fossil_range = Late Jurassic
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Multituberculata
familia = Paulchoffatiidae
genus = "Henkelodon"
species = "H. naias"
binomial = "Henkelodon naias"
binomial_authority = Hahn G., 1977

"Henkelodon" was a small mammal of the Upper Jurassic. It was a relatively early member of the extinct order Multituberculata. "Henkelodon" was a European herbivore that lived during the "age of the dinosaurs". It lies within the suborder "Plagiaulacida" and family Paulchoffatiidae.

The genus "Henkelodon" ("Henkel's tooth") was named by Hahn G. in 1977 based on a single species.

Fossil remains of the species "Henkelodon naias" were discovered in the Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic)-age strata of Guimarota, Portugal. The remains consisted of one upper jaw. According to Kielan-Jaworowska and Hurum, 2001, (p.413), this genus was named in 1987. However, Hahn and Hahn 2000 (p.105) supports 1977.

References

*Hahn G (1977), "Neue Schädel-Reste von Multituberculaten (Mamm.) aus dem Malm Portugals". "Geologica et Palaeontologica," 11, p.161-186.
"(New skull remains of Multituberculates (Mammalia) from the Malm of Portugal.)"
* Hahn G & Hahn R (2000), Multituberculates from the Guimarota mine, p.97-107 in Martin T & *Krebs B (eds), Guimarota - A Jurassic Ecosystem, Verlag Dr Friedrich Pfeil, München.
*Kielan-Jaworowska Z & Hurum JH (2001), "Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals". "Paleontology" 44, p.389-429.
* author and year information were kindly supplied by Vince Ward.
* Much of this information has been derived from [http://home.arcor.de/ktdykes/multis.htm] Multituberculata Cope, 1884.


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