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meaning: "Gentle teeth"
Named By: Gaudry in 1886
Time Period: Late Carboniferous - Early Permian, 299-296.4 Ma
Location: England - Kenilworth Sandstone Formation. France. Germany - Dohlen Formation, Niederhaslich-Schweinsdorf Formation. Poland - Ludwikowice Formation. USA, Kansas - Stanton Formation
Size: Between 70 and 150 centimetres long depending upon the species. Smaller species such as H. garnettensis about 70 centimetres, while larger species like H. baylei about 140 centimetres long
Diet: Insectivore/Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Pelycosauria | Sphenacodontia |
Also known as: | Callibrachion Datheosaurus | Palaeohatteria | Pantelosaurus |

Haptodus is an extinct genus of basal sphenacodont, a clade that includes therapsids and hence, mammals. It was at least 1.5 metres (5 ft) in length. It lived from Latest Carboniferous to Early Permian. It was a medium-sized predator, feeding on insects and small vertebrates. H. garnettensis is currently the basalmost sphenacodontian.

Read more about Haptodus at Wikipedia
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