Teinolophos

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Teinolophos
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Monotremata
Family: Steropodontidae
Genus: Teinolophos
Binomial name
Teinolophos trusleri
Rich et al., 1999

Teinolophos trusleri was a prehistoric species of monotreme, or egg-laying mammal. It is known from a lower jawbone found in Flat Rocks, Victoria, Australia. It lived during the Lower Cretaceous, about 123 million years ago (mya).[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rich T.H.et al 1999. Early Cretaceous mammals from Flat Rocks, Victoria, Australia. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston.
  2. Rich T.H. et al 2001. Monotreme nature of the Australian early Cretaceous mammal Teinolophos. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 46(1), 113–118.