Name: Aleodon ‭(‬grinding tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Al-e-o-don.
Named By: A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Crompton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1955.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Chiniquodontidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬brachyrhamphus‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬cromptoni.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.

       Aleodon is a 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 from South America.‭ ‬Aleodon existed a time when the continents of South America and Africa were still joined.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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