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meaning: "Three cusped teeth"
Named By: Richard Owen in 1884
Time Period: Early Jurassic
Location: South Africa - Elliot Formation. Lesotho - Elliot Formation
Size: About 30 centimetres long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Therapsida | Cynodontia | Tritylodontidae |
Also known as: | Triglyphus |

Tritylodon (Greek for 3 cusped tooth) was a genus of tritylodont, one of the most advanced group of cynodont therapsids. They lived in the Early Jurassic and possibly Late Triassic periods along with dinosaurs. They also shared a lot of characteristics with mammals, and were once considered mammals because of overall skeleton construction. That was changed due to them retaining the vestigial reptilian jawbones and a different skull structure. Tritylodons are now regarded as non-mammalian synapsids.

Read more about Tritylodon at Wikipedia
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