Name: Falcatodon.
Phonetic: Fal-cat-o-don.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Morales‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Pickford‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Synonyms: Metapterodon schlosseri.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Creodonta,‭ ‬Hyainailouridae.
Species: F.‭ ‬schlosseri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Egypt‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jebel Qatrani Formation.
Time period: Rupelian of‭ ‬the Oligocence.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Falcatodon is a genus of Creodont that lived in‭ ‬Egypt during the early Oligocene.‭ ‬Falcatodon was originally described as a species of Metapterodon before being re-described as a distinct genus in‭ ‬2017.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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