|Named By:||B. A. Trofimov in 1978|
|Time Period:||Middle Jurassic-Late Cretaceous 166-94 Ma|
|Location:||China, Mongolia, Russia and the USA|
|Size:||About 45-50 centimetre long, depending upon the species|
|Fossil(s):||Multiple individuals of various species|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Gobiconodonta | Gobiconodontidae ||
|Also known as:||| Guchinodon hoburensis | Neoconodon borissiaki ||
Gobiconodon is an extinct genus of carnivorous mammal from the early Cretaceous. It weighed 10-12 pounds (4.5-5.4 kg) and measured 18-20 inches (460-510 mm). It was one of the largest mammals known from the Mesozoic. Like other gobiconodontids, it possesses several speciations towards carnivory, such as shearing molar teeth, large canine-like incisors and powerful jaw and forelimb musculature, indicating that it probably fed on vertebrate prey; rather uniquely among predatory mammals and other eutriconodonts, the lower canines were vestigial, with the first lower incisor pair having become massive and canine-like. Like the larger Repenomamus there might be some evidence of scavenging.