Kayentatherium

Name: Kayentatherium ‭(‬Kayenta beast,‭ ‬named after the Kayenta Formation‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kay-en-tah-fee-ree-um.
Named By: D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kermack‭ ‬-‭ ‬1982.
Synonyms: Nearctylodon broomi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Synapsida,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Tritylodontidae.
Species: K.‭ ‬wellesi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull‭ ‬8-10‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Arizona‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kayenta Formation.
Time period: Sinemurian-Pliensbachian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull,‭ ‬and post cranial skeletal remains.

       Kayentatherium is a genus of cynodont therapsid that lived in the south-west USA during the Early Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new tritylodontid from the Kayenta formation of Arizona.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬76:1-17.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kermack‭ ‬-‭ ‬1982.
-‭ ‬The Postcranial Skeleton of Kayentatherium wellesi from the Lower Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona and the Phylogenetic Significance of Postcranial Features,‭ ‬by Hans-Dieter Sues‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Jenkins‭ ‬-‭ ‬In Amniote Paleobiology:‭ ‬Perspectivers on the Evolution of Mammals,‭ ‬Birds,‭ ‬and Reptiles,‭ ‬p114-152‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Carrano,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Gaudin,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Blob‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Wible‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.



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