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Jeholodens

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  â€ Jeholodentidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Mammalia
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Eutriconodonta
Jeholodens Josh39s Photo Album Special Twelve Days The Twelve Transitional
Similar  Eutriconodonta, Gobiconodon, Zhangheotherium, Yanoconodon, Repenomamus

Jeholodens was a primitive mammal belonging to the Triconodonta family, and which lived in present-day China during the Middle Cretaceous about 125 million years ago.

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Only one specimen has been formally described. This specimen (the holotype) consists of a virtually complete articulated skull and skeleton, it shared its corporal characteristics with most other Mesozoic mammals; it was a long-tailed, nocturnal tetrapod (with prehensile fingers and toes) which hunted insects, its food, during the night.

Jeholodens Spinolestes and Jeholodens

It is suspected to be a nocturnal creature because it had very large eyes which were roughly 5 cm across. This would have allowed it to have better night vision for catching insects. It is notable for its relatively derived forelimb morphology, having shoulder blades and other pectoral girdle elements comparable to those of modern therians like opossums. It also had grasping hands. By contrast, however, the hindlimbs retained primitive characters, suggesting a sprawling stance.

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Recent studies show that it was specialised to an arboreal lifestyle, possessing prehensile hands.

Jeholodens Species New to Science Paleontology 1999 Jeholodens jenkinsi
Jeholodens Species New to Science Paleontology 1999 Jeholodens jenkinsi
Jeholodens Species New to Science Paleontology 1999 Jeholodens jenkinsi
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References

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