Chiniquodon

Name: Chiniquodon.
Phonetic: Chin-ik-u-o-don.
Named By: Friedrich von Huene‭ ‬-‭ ‬1936.
Synonyms: Belesodon.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Chiniquodontidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬brasilensis,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬kalanoro,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬sanjuanensis,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬theotonicus.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Size depends upon species,‭ ‬but some about‭ ‬50‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chañares Formation,‭ ‬Ischigualasto Formation.‭ ‬Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santa Maria Formation.‭ ‬Madagascar‭ ‬-‭ ‬Makay Formation.‭ ‬Namibia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Omingonde Formation.
Time period: Anisian to Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Chiniquodon is a genus of cynodont that lived in South America during the Early Triassic.‭ ‬Most Chiniquodon fossils are Anisian to Ladinian in age,‭ ‬with a few associated with Carnian deposits.‭ ‬This has fuelled speculation that the disappearance of cynodonts like Chiniquodon coincides with the rise of early dinosaurs,‭ ‬and hence the cynodonts may have been outcompeted by them.


Further reading
-‭ ‬Lieferung‭ ‬2.‭ ‬Cynodontia‭ [‬Part‭ ‬2.‭ ‬Cynodontia‭]‬.‭ ‬Die Fossilen Reptilien des Südamerikanischen Gondwanalandes.‭ ‬Ergebnisse der Sauriergrabungen in Südbrasilien‭ ‬1928/29‭ [‬The Fossil Reptiles of South American Gondwanaland.‭ ‬Results of the Dinosaur Expeditions in southern Brazil‭ ‬1928/29‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung,‭ ‬München‭ ‬83-160.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬v.‭ ‬Huene‭ ‬-‭ ‬1936.
-‭ ‬Chiniquodontid cynodonts:‭ ‬systematic and morphometric considerations.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology‭ ‬45‭ (‬6‭)‬:‭ ‬1151‭–‬1170.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Abdala‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Giannini‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
-‭ ‬A PARTIAL SKELETON OF CHINIQUODON‭ (‬CYNODONTIA, CHINIQUODONTIDAE‭) ‬FROM THE BRAZILIAN MIDDLE TRIASSIC.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rev.‭ ‬bras.‭ ‬paleontol.‭ ‬12‭(‬2‭)‬:113-122,‭ ‬-‭ ‬TÉO VEIGA DE OLIVEIRA,‭ ‬CESAR LEANDRO SCHULTZ‭ & ‬MARINA BENTO SOARES‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
-‭ ‬The first record of a probainognathian‭ (‬Cynodontia:‭ ‬Chiniquodontidae‭) ‬from the Triassic of Madagascar.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭ (‬6‭)‬:‭ ‬1889‭–‬1894.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Christian F.‭ ‬Kammerer‭; ‬John J.‭ ‬Flynn,‭ ‬Lovasoa Ranivoharimanana‭ & ‬André R.‭ ‬Wyss‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.





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