Docodonta

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Docodonta

[‚däk·ə′dän·tə]
(paleontology)
A primitive order of Jurassic mammals of North America and England.
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An alternative hypothesis on the origin of docodont molar teeth.
A Highly derived docodont from the Patagonian Late Cretaceous: evolutionary implications for Gondwanan mammals.
Casi la mitad de estos trabajos (70) tuvieron como objetivo basico elucidar la taxonomia de distintos grupos de vertebrados sudamericanos mesozoicos y cenozoicos, en particular mamiferos: gondwanaterios (3 trabajos), multituberculados (2), docodontes (1), driolestidos (1), monotremas (5), metaterios (22), xenartros (4), "condilartros" (1), ungulados nativos (9), roedores (17), sirenios (1) y carnivoros (1).
Ossified turbinates are actually preserved in the Late Jurassic docodont Haldanodon (Lillegraven and Krusat 1991).
It's the oldest known tree dweller among docodonts, ancient kin of today's mammals.