Paritatodon


Paritatodon is an extinct mammal which existed in Kyrgyzstan and England during the Jurassic period.[1] It was originally the holotype specimen of Shuotherium kermacki, but Martin and Averianov (2010)[1] argued that it resembled the genus Itatodon (Docodonta) and so renamed it Paritatodon.

Paritatodon
Temporal range: Bathonian–Callovian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Family: Shuotheriidae
Genus: Paritatodon
Martin and Averianov, 2010
Species:
P. kermacki
Binomial name
Paritatodon kermacki
(Sigogneau-Russell, 1998)

Nonetheless, recent phylogenetic studies assign it (and Itatodon) to Shuotheriidae.[2]

Like many Mesozoic mammals, this species is only known from its teeth, in this case two lower molars from the Forest Marble Formation in England,[3] and a single left lower molar from the Balabansai Formation in the Fergana Depression, Kyrgyzstan.[1]

References

  1. Thomas Martin & Alexander O. Averianov (2010). "Mammals from the Middle Jurassic Balbanasi Formation of the Fergana Depression, Kyrgyzstan". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30 (3): 855–871. doi:10.1080/02724631003758045.
  2. Wang, Y.-Q. and Li, C.-K. 2016. Reconsideration of the systematic position of the Middle Jurassic mammaliaforms Itatodon and Paritatodon. Palaeontologia Polonica 67, 249–256.
  3. Denise Sigogneau-Russell (1998). "Discovery of a Late Jurassic Chinese mammal in the Upper Bathonian of England". Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences. 327: 571–576. doi:10.1016/S1251805099800408.