Named By: A. W. Crompton - 1955.
Classification: Chordata, Therapsida, Cynodontia, Chiniquodontidae.
Species: A. brachyrhamphus (type), A. cromptoni.
Size: Skull of A. cromptoni about 24 centimetres long. Body length of A. cromptoni about 1.2 to 1.3 meters long.
Known locations: Brazil. Namibia - Omingonde Formation. Tanzania - Manda Beds Formation.
Time period: Mid to late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.
genus of cynodont
that lived during the Triassic. The type species
A. brachyrhamphus is at the time of writing known
only from Africa,
whereas the second species A. cromptoni is known
America. Aleodon existed a time when the
continents of South America
and Africa were still joined.
- On some Triassic cynodonts from Tanganyika. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 125:617-669. - A. W. Crompton - 1955.
- A Middle Triassic Cynodont Fauna from Namibia and its Implications for the BioGeography of Gondwana. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29: 837–851. - F. Abdala & R. M. H. Smith - 2009.
- The African cynodont Aleodon (Cynodontia, Probainognathia) in the Triassic of southern Brazil and its biostratigraphic significance. - PLoS ONE 12(6):e0177948. - A. G. Martinelli, C. F. Kammerer, T. P. Melo, V. D. Paes Neto, A. M. Ribeiro, A. A. S. Da-Rosa, C. L. Schultz and M. B. Soares - 2017.