Name: Kataigidodon ‭(‬thunderstorm tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ka-tay-ge-do-don.
Named By: B.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Kligman,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Marsh,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Sues‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Eucynodontia.
Species: K.‭ ‬venetus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Unavailable due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Arizona‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chinle Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial dentary.

       Kataigidodon is a genus of cynodont that lived in North America during the Triassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new non-mammalian eucynodont from the Chinle Formation‭ (‬Triassic:‭ ‬Norian‭)‬,‭ ‬and implications for the early Mesozoic equatorial cynodont record.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Biological Letters.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Kligman,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Marsh,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Sues‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Sidor‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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