Crusafontia

Name: Crusafontia ‭(‬After the palaeontologists Miquel Crusafont Pairo‭)‬.
Phonetic: Cru-sa-fon-tee-ah.
Named By: Henkel and Krebs‭ ‬-‭ ‬1969.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Dryolestida,‭ ‬Dryolestidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬cuencana‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Ominvore‭?
Size: Uncertain due to incomplete remains,‭ ‬though estimated at around‭ ‬10‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Spain.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Teeth.

       Although so far only known from teeth,‭ ‬Crusafontia is thought to have been a squirrel-like mammal.‭ ‬This idea however is based upon comparison to other similar mammals with similar teeth known from this time.



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