Named By: J. Morales & M. Pickford - 2017.
Synonyms: Metapterodon schlosseri.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Creodonta, Hyainailouridae.
Species: F. schlosseri (type).
Known locations: Egypt - Jebel Qatrani Formation.
Time period: Rupelian of the Oligocence.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
is a genus of Creodont that lived in Egypt during the early
Oligocene. Falcatodon was originally described as
a species of
before being re-described as a distinct genus in 2017.
- New Pterodontinae (Creodonta: Hyaenodontidae) from the late Eocene–early Oligocene Jebel Qatrani Formation, Fayum Province, Egypt. – PaleoBios, 19(2): 1–18. - P. A. Holroyd - 1999.
- New Hyaenodonts (Ferae, Mammalia) from the early Miocene of Napak (Uganda), Koru (Kenya) and Grillental (Namibia). - Fossil Imprint 73(3-4):332-359. - J. Morales & M. Pickford - 2017.