Prehistoric Models: Creodonta

(archaic mammals)

Mammals are a class animals defined as warm-blooded vertebrates, distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, the secretion of milk by females for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young (with only two modern exceptions).

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Tetrapoda – Class: Mammalia – Order: Creodonta

 

Genus and species: Hyaenodon horridus

Name meaning: Hyena-tooth

Common name: Hyaenodon

Classification: Order: Hyaenodonta – Superfamily: Hyaenodontoidea – Family: Hyaenodontidae – Subfamily: Hyaenodontinae – Tribe: Hyaenodontini

Time: Late Eocene to Middle Miocene

Range: Eurasia, Africa, and North America

Diet: Carnivore

Genus and species: Hyaenodon horridus

Name meaning: Hyena-tooth

Common name: Hyaenodon

Classification: Order: Hyaenodonta – Superfamily: Hyaenodontoidea – Family: Hyaenodontidae – Subfamily: Hyaenodontinae – Tribe: Hyaenodontini

Time: Late Eocene to Middle Miocene

Range: Eurasia, Africa, and North America

Diet: Carnivore

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