Name: Ecteninion.
Phonetic: Ek-ten-ne-ne-on.
Named By: R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martinez,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬May‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Forster‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Ecteniniidae.
Species: E.‭ ‬lunensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬11‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ischigualasto Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Ecteninion is a genus of cynodont that lived in South America during the late Triassic.‭ ‬Ecteninion is also the type genus of the Ecteniniidae group of cynodonts which includes genera such as Diegocanis and the huge Trucidocynodon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new carnivorous cynodont from the Ischigualasto Formation‭ (‬Late Triassic,‭ ‬Argentina‭)‬,‭ ‬with comments on eucynodont phylogeny.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬16‭(‬2‭)‬:271-284.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martinez,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬May‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Forster‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.


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