Ptilodus

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Ptilodus
Rango temporal: Paleoceno
Ptilodus skull BW.jpg
Cráneo de Ptilodus
Clasificación científica
Reino: Animalia
Filo: Chordata
Clase: Mammalia
Orden: Multituberculata
Familia: Ptilodontidae
Género: Ptilodus
Cope, 1881
Especies

P. fractus
P. gnomus
P. kummae
P. mediaevus
P. montanus
P. tsosiensis
P. wyomingensis

Ptilodus es un género extinto de mamíferos del orden Multituberculata, que vivieron durante en el período Paleoceno de Norteamérica. Era relativamente grande, medía 30 a 50 cm de longitud; su aspecto debió ser similar al de una ardilla.

Referencias[editar]

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