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meaning: "First tooth"
Named By: George Gaylord Simpson in 1927
Time Period: Late Cretaceous
Location: Canada, USA
Size: Estimated about 30 centimetres long
Diet: Omnivore
Fossil(s): Teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Marsupialia | Ameridelphia | Didelphimorphia |

Alphadon (meaning "first tooth") was a genus of small, primitive mammal that was a member of the metatherians, a group of mammals that includes modern-day marsupials. Its fossils were first discovered and named by George Gaylord Simpson in 1929.

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