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meaning: "Docodonta digger"
Named By: Z.inX. Luo, Q.inJ. Meng, Q. Ji, Y.inG. Zhang & A. I. Neander in 2015
Time Period: Middle Jurassic
Location: China, Hebei Province - Tiaojishan Formation
Size: At least nine meters long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Partial jaw and post cranial skeletal remains
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Docodonta | Docodontidae |

Docofossor is an extinct mammaliaform (a docodont) from the Jurassic period. Its remains have been recovered in China from 160 million years old rocks. It appears to have been the earliest-known subterranean mammaliaform, with adaptations remarkably similar to the modern Chrysochloridae, the golden moles.

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