Named By: E. Gheerbrant - 1988.
Synonyms: Adapisoriculus germanicus.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Euarchonta, Adapisoriculidae.
Species: A. chleuhi (type), A. germanicus, A. gheerbranti, A. ivani, A. tagourtensis.
Size: Detail unavailable.
Known locations: Belgium - Hainin Formation, Germany, France - Cernay Formation, Morocco - Ait Ouarhitane Formation & Jbel Guersif Formation, Spain - Tremp Formation.
Time period: Danian of the Paleocene through to the Ypresian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Many individuals.
Afrodon was a small eutherian mammal that seems to have been spread at least across Western Europe to the Western tip of North Africa. Add into account the broad temporal range of this mammal, and it seems that Afrodon was a very successful little mammal.
- Afrodon chleuhi nov. gen., nov. sp., “insectivore” (Mammalia, Eutheria) lipotyphle (?) du Paleocene marocain : donnees preliminaires, E. Gheerbrant - 1988.
- New mammals from south-central Pyrenees (Tremp Formation, Spain) and their bearing on late Paleocene marine-continental correlations, N. Lopez-Martinez and P. Pelaez-Campomanes - 1999.
- Diversity of the adapisoriculid mammals from the early Palaeocene of Hainin, Belgium, Eric De Bast, Bernard Sige, and Thierry Smith - 2012.