Crusafontia


Crusafontia is an extinct genus of mammal from the Cretaceous El Castellar Formation and La Huérguina Formations, Spain.[1][2]

Crusafontia
Temporal range: Barremian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Dryolestida
Family: Dryolestidae
Genus: Crusafontia
Henkel & Krebs, 1969
Type species
Crusafontia cuencana
Henkel & Krebs, 1969
Other species
  • Crusafontia amoaeCuenca-Bescos et al., 2011

Crusafontia was a 10 cm (3.9 in) long creature that may have looked and lived like a squirrel, but this is uncertain, as only two teeth (an upper molar right P5) and a mandible have ever been found.[1][2]

The name of the animal has been given in honour of the Spanish paleontologist Miquel Crusafont Pairó.

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