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Cynodontia
Temporal range: Late Permian–Early Cretaceous
Descendant group Mammalia
survives to the present
Cynognathus.jpg
Cynognathus crateronotus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Therapsida
Suborder: Cynodontia
Owen, 1861
Families
245px-Cynognathus BW

possibly what a cynodont may have looked like, for only several bones have been discovered

A Cynodont was a small Mammal like reptile from Triassic arizona.


Cynodonts grew to about 1- 1.5 metres long and where omniverous eating roots, insects, eggs and even possibly small or baby dinosaurs. cynodont means 'dog tooth' they also weighed about 20 kg.


In popular culture

in Walking with Dinosaurs episode one:New blood, the cynodonts are portrayed as nocturnal animals that pair for life and their offspring suckle from their mother's teats. a male Cynodont is also seen eating a baby Coelophysis.

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