Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Kayentatherium wellesi

Kayentatherium is a small herbivorous cynodont from the Lower Jurassic of Arizona, that lived alongside dinosaurs such as Dilophosaurus.

Kayentatherium wellesi
Kermack, 1982
Meaning of generic name
"Kayenta Beast".
Meaning of specific name
In honor of Dr. S.P. Welles.
Skull length: 80 mm , Length: [not given]
Holotype (UCMP V6897/83671): Nearly complete kull

Referred materials: UCMP V6897/83671 (partial skull)
Age and Distribution
Horizon: Kayenta Formation. Lower Jurassic (Late Sinemurian-Early Plienbaschian).

Locality: San Bernale locality, Many Farms, Arizona.
Therapsida Cynodontia Eucynodontia Cynognathia Tritylodontoidea Tritylodontidae
Further Reading
Kermack, D. M. 1982. A new tritylodontid from the Kayenta formation of Arizona: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 76, p. 1-17.
Nearctylodon broomi Lewis, 1986

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