Named By: P. M. Butler, D. Sigogneau-Russell & P. C. Ensom - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Cynodontia, Mammaliaformes, Morganucodonta.
Species: P. batei (type).
Known locations: England, Dorset.
Time period: Berriasian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Remains of at least one individual.
Purbeckodon is a genus of mammaliaform that lived in the early Cretaceous. Mammaliformes like Purbeckodon were mammal-like but were not quite true mammals. Regardless, Purbeckodon would have still resembled a small rodent in terms of physical appearance.
- Possible persistence of the morganucodontans in the Lower Cretaceous Purbeck Limestone Group (Dorset, England). - Cretaceous Research 33:135-145 - P. M. Butler, D. Sigogneau-Russell & P. C. Ensom - 2012.