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meaning: "Flesh tearing tooth"
Named By: Granger in 1938
Time Period: 35 Ma Late Eocene
Location: Mongolia - Irdin Manha Formation, further material attributed from the Ulan Shireb Beds
Size: Reconstructed skull length about 46 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Skulls and mandibles (lower jaws)
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Creodonta | Oxyaenidae |

Sarkastodon is an extinct genus within the family Oxyaenidae that lived during the upper Eocene, approximately 35 million years ago. It was a large, carnivorous animal that lived in what is today Mongolia. Sarkastodon is known only from a skull and jawbones. Sarkastodon, like creodonts in general, was probably a hypercarnivore that preyed on large mammals in its range during the Late Eocene, such as brontotheres, chalicotheres, and rhinoceroses. Its weight is estimated at 800 kg (1,800 lb).

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