Suvarna Garge


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Subclass  Theria
Infraclass  Eutheria
Rank  Order
Asioryctitheria httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Similar  Zalambdalestidae, Kennalestes, Theria, Leptictida, Maelestes

Asioryctitheria ("asian digging beasts") is an extinct order of early eutherians.


Skull structure

With the exception of Prokennalestes, these advanced forms lacked a Meckelian groove. Furthermore, they were equipped with double-rooted canines, a lower premolar with a reduced or absent metaconid and a more elongated lower premolar than their predecessors. In addition, the entoconid and hypoconulid on the lower molars are untwinned, the entotympanic is non-existent, the alisphenoid is enlarged, a Vidian foramen is present as well as a promontorium linked to the paroccipital process via the crista interfenestralis.


Asioryctitheria contains at least four genera and two families.

  • Sasayamamylos kawaii Kusuhashi et al. 2013
  • Kennalestidae Kielan-Jaworowska 1981
  • Kennalestes gobiensis Kielan-Jaworowska 1981
  • Asioryctidae Szalay 1977
  • Asioryctes nemegetensis Kielan-Jaworowska 1975
  • Ukhaatherium nesovi Novacek et al. 1997
  • References

    Asioryctitheria Wikipedia

    Similar Topics