Name: Afrodon ‭(‬African tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ah-froe-don.
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.
Diet: Insectivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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