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Title: Gobiconodontidae  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Gobiconodon, Juchilestes, List of prehistoric mammals, Mammal
Collection: Cretaceous Extinctions, Early Cretaceous Extinctions, Early Cretaceous First Appearances, Triconodonts
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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Life restoration of Gobiconodon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Gobiconodonta
Family: Gobiconodontidae
Jenkins Jr. & Schaff, 1988

The Gobiconodontidae are a group of extinct mammals from the Early Cretaceous.


Cladogram after Marisol Montellano, James A. Hopson, James M. Clark (2008)[1] and Gao et al. (2010).[4]



? Meemannodon [2]


Gobiconodon (incl. Guchinodon)



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  2. ^ a b , J.; Hu, Y.-M.; Wang, Y.-Q. and Li, C.-K. (2005). "A new triconodont (Mammalia) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning, China". Vertebrata PalAsiatica 43 (1): 1–10. 
  3. ^ J. Li, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, & C. Li (2001). "A new family of primitive mammal from the Mesozoic of western Liaoning, China". Chinese Science Bulletin 46 (9): 782–785.  
  4. ^ Chun-Ling Gao, Gregory P. Wilson, Zhe-Xi Luo, A. Murat Maga, Qingjin Meng and Xuri Wang (2010). "A new mammal skull from the Lower Cretaceous of China with implications for the evolution of obtuse-angled molars and ‘amphilestid’ eutriconodonts". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences 277 (1679): 237–246.  
  • Yuan, C.; Xu, L.; Zhang, X.; Xi, Y.; Wu, Y. and Ji, Q. (2009). "A new species of Gobiconodon (Mammalia) from western Liaoning, China and its implication for the dental formula of Gobiconodon". Acta Geologica Sinica 83 (2): 207–211.  
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