Name: Docofossor ‭(‬Docodonta digger‭)‬.
Phonetic: Doc-o-fos-sor.
Named By: Z.-X.‭ ‬Luo,‭ ‬Q.-J.‭ ‬Meng,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji,‭ ‬Y.-G.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Neander‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Docodonta,‭ ‬Docodontidae.
Species: D.‭ ‬brachydactylus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: At least nine meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Hebei Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tiaojishan Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian‭ ‬of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial jaw and post cranial skeletal remains.

       Docofossor is a genus of mammaliform that lived in China during the late Jurassic.‭ ‬Docofossor is noted as having similar features as modern day members of Chrysochloridae,‭ ‬better known as golden moles,‭ ‬leading researchers to suggest that Docofossor may have lived a similar life,‭ ‬using powerful fore arms to dig into the ground and expose invertebrates to eat.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Evolutionary development in basal mammaliaforms as revealed by a docodontan.‭ ‬Science‭ ‬347‭(‬6223‭)‬:760-764.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Z.-X.‭ ‬Luo,‭ ‬Q.-J.‭ ‬Meng,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji,‭ ‬Y.-G.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Neander‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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