Named By: R. K. Stucky & H. H. Covert - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Homacodontidae.
Species: G. minimonstrum (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossils.
Known locations: USA, Wyoming - Wasatch Formation.
Time period: Ypresian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial lower jaws and teeth.
Gagadon is a genus of artiodactylan mammal that lived in North America during the Eocene. Gagadon is named after the pop singer Lady Gaga. Also in 2014 another mammal genus was named after a famous singer, this time Mick Jagger, and the animal genus in question being Jaggermeryx.
- A new genus and species of early Eocene (Ypresian) Artiodactyla (Mammalia), Gagadon minimonstrum, from Bitter Creek, Wyoming, U.S.A. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(3):731-736. - R. K. Stucky & H. H. Covert - 2014.