Name: Brasilodon ‭(‬Brazil tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bra-sil-o-don.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Martinelli,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Schultz‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Rubert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Brasilodontidae.
Species: B.‭ ‬tetragonus‭ (‬type‭), B. quadrangularis‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: About‭ ‬12‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Caturrita Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

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

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.


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