Name: Acinacodus.
Phonetic: Ah-sin-ah-soe-dus.
Named By: A.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Lopatin,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Maschenko‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Averianov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Eutriconodonta,‭ ‬Amphidontidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬tagaricus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Russia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ilek Formation.
Time period: Barremian/Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Acinacodus was a genus of triconodont mammal from the early Cretaceous of Russia.‭ ‬The triconodonts were small mammals lived in a world dominated by the dinosaurs,‭ ‬and were likely hunted by some of them.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new genus of triconodont mammals from the Early Cretaceous of Western Siberia‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Lopatin,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Maschenko‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Averianov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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