Name: Metapterodon.
Phonetic: Me-tap-teh-ro-don
Named By: Stromer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1926.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Hyaenodonta,‭ ‬Hyainailouridae.
Species: M.‭ ‬kaiseri‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬stromeri‭ ‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Kenya‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rusinga Island,‭ ‬Namibia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Elisabeth Bay Formation.
Time period: Early Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Metapterodon is a genus of creodont that lived in Africa during the early Miocene.‭ ‬A former species of Metapterodon,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬schlosseri,‭ ‬has now been assigned to its own genus,‭ ‬Falcatodon.‭ ‬Additionally,‭ ‬another species of Metapterodon,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬markgrafi,‭ ‬has been moved to the Sectisodon genus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new creodont Metapterodon stromeri nov.‭ ‬sp.‭ (‬Hyaenodontidae,‭ ‬Mammalia‭) ‬from the Early Miocene of Langental‭ (‬Sperrgebiet,‭ ‬Namibia‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences,‭ ‬Serie II.‭ ‬Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes‭ ‬327‭(‬9‭)‬:633-638.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Morales,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Pickford‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Soria‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.


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