Brasilitherium

Name: Brasilitherium ‭(‬Brazil beast‭)‬.
Phonetic: Brah-sil-e-fe-re-um.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Martinelli,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Rubert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Brasilodontidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬riograndensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: About‭ ‬12‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Caturrita Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Brasilitherium is a genus of small insectivorous cynodont that lived in Brazil during the late Triassic.‭ ‬Brasilitherium was named alongside another similar cynodont called Brasilodon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The sister group of mammals:‭ ‬small cynodonts from the Late Triassic of southern Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revista Brasileira de Paleontología‭ ‬5:5-27.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Martinelli,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Rubert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
-‭ ‬Nasal Anatomy of the Non-mammaliaform Cynodont Brasilitherium riograndensis‭ (‬Eucynodontia,‭ ‬Therapsida‭) ‬Reveals New Insight into Mammalian Evolution‭ ‬-‭ ‬The Anatomical Record,‭ ‬Volume‭ ‬297,‭ ‬Issue‭ ‬11,‭ ‬pp‭ ‬2018‭–‬2030.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Irina Ruf,‭ ‬Wolfgang Maier,‭ ‬Pablo G.‭ ‬Rodrigues‭ & ‬Cesar l.‭ ‬Schultz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.



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