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).
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.
- 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.