Name: Vintana.
Phonetic: Vin-tah-nah.
Named By: D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Krause,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Hoffmann,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Wible,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Kirk,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Schultz,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Koenigswald,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Groenke,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Rossie,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬O’Connor,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Seiffert,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Dumont,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Holloway,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Rogers,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Rahantarisoa,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Kemp‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Andriamialison‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Gondwanatheria,‭ ‬Sudamericidae.
Species: V.‭ ‬sertichi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Madagascar‭ ‬-‭ ‬Maevarano Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Vintana is a‭ ‬genus of gondwanatherian mamaml that lived in Madagascar during the Late Cretaceous,‭ ‬and was the first genus where skull fossils were discovered.

Further reading
-‭ ‬First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal remarkable mosaicism.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature‭ ‬515:512-517.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Krause,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Hoffmann,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Wible,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Kirk,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Schultz,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Koenigswald,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Groenke,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Rossie,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬O’Connor,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Seiffert,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Dumont,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Holloway,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Rogers,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Rahantarisoa,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Kemp‭ & ‬H.‭ ‬Andriamialison‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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