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meaning: "Small curved animal"
Named By: E. Henning in 1922
Time Period: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic
Location: China - Lufeng Formation. Germany - Exter Formation. United Kingdom (England and Wales). USA, Arizona - Kayenta Formation
Size: About 30 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Cynodontia | Tritylodontidae |
Also known as: | Chalepotherium plieningeri | Mucrotherium | Uniserium |

Oligokyphus is an extinct advanced herbivorous cynodont of the late Triassic to early Jurassic periods. Originally considered to be an early mammal, it is now classified as a Mammaliamorph (nearly a mammal) because Oligokyphus does not have the mammalian jaw attachments and it retains a vestigial joint between the quadrate bone and the squamosal bone in the skull.

Read more about Oligokyphus at Wikipedia
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