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Sinoconodon rigneyi Patterson and Olson 1961 (mammaliaform)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida

PaleoDB taxon number: 203414

Synonyms: Lufengoconodon changchiawaensis Young 1982 (no. 112545), Sinoconodon changchiawaensis Young 1982 (no. 252434), Sinoconodon parringtoni Young 1982 (no. 112543), Sinoconodon yangi Zhang and Cui 1983 (no. 208884)

Full reference: B. Patterson and E. C. Olson. 1961. A triconodont mammal from the Triassic of Yunnan. International Colloquium on the Evolution of Lower and Non Specialized Mammals. Koninklijke Vlaamse Academir voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten can Belgie 129-191

Belongs to Sinoconodon according to Patterson and Olson 1961

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Sinoconodon rigneyi: FMNH CUP 1, a partial skull (Anterior part of skull and lower jaws). Its type locality is Tati, Lufeng (CUP), which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial horizon in the Lufeng Formation of China.
  • Lufengoconodon changchiawaensis: IVPP V7201, V4727, a skull. Its type locality is Zhangjiawa, which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial horizon in the Lufeng Formation of China.
  • Sinoconodon parringtoni: IVPP V7203, V4726, a skull.
  • Sinoconodon yangi: IVPP V 6747, a skull. Its type locality is South of Dahuangtian Village, which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial horizon in the Lufeng Formation of China.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore