Agilodocodon

Name: Agilodocodon ‭(‬Agile Docodon‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ah-jil-o-doc-o-don.‭)‬.
Named By: Qing-Jin Meng‭; ‬Qiang Ji‭; ‬Yu-Guang Zhang‭; ‬Di Liu‭; ‬David M.‭ ‬Grossnickle‭ & ‬Zhe-Xi Luo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Mammaliaformes,‭ ‬Docodonta.
Species: A.‭ ‬scansorius‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore‭?
Size: About‭ ‬13‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tiaojishan Formation.
Time period: Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete individuals.

       Agilodocodon is a genus of small mammaliforme that lived in what is now China during the Mid Jurassic.‭ ‬Agilodocodon is thought to have been an arboreal animal,‭ ‬and as such spent most of its life living in the tree canopy.‭ ‬Here Agilodocodon is thought to have fed mostly upon tree sap,‭ ‬safe and out of reach of many of the dinosaurian predators that would have been running around on the ground.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Found:‭ ‬Two sophisticated mammals that thrived during the age of the dinosaurs.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Science.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Michael Balter‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.‭
-‭ ‬An arboreal docodont from the Jurassic and mammaliaform ecological diversification.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Science‭ ‬347‭ (‬6223‭)‬:‭ ‬764‭–‬768.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Qing-Jin Meng‭; ‬Qiang Ji‭; ‬Yu-Guang Zhang‭; ‬Di Liu‭; ‬David M.‭ ‬Grossnickle‭ & ‬Zhe-Xi Luo‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.



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