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Centetodon Marsh 1872 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Lipotyphla - Geolabididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40395

Synonyms: Embassis Cope 1873 (no. 46073), Geolabis Cope 1884 (no. 46602), Hypacodon McKenna 1960 (no. 47194), Metacodon Clark 1936 (no. 48435), Protictops Peterson 1934 (no. 40397)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part II. American Journal of Science 4(21):202-224

Parent taxon: Geolabididae according to R. J. Asher et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Batodonoides, Gobigeolabis, Marsholestes, Stilpnodon

Subtaxa: Centetodon aztecus, Centetodon bacchanalis, Centetodon bembicophagus, Centetodon chadronensis, Centetodon divaricatus, Centetodon hendryi, Centetodon kuenzii, Centetodon magnus, Centetodon marginalis, Centetodon neashami, Centetodon patratus, Centetodon pulcher, Centetodon wolffi, Protictops alticuspidens

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Type: Centetodon pulcher

Ecology: scansorial insectivore