Kollikodon

genus of mammals that lay eggs (fossil)
(Redirected from Kollikodontidae)

Kollikodon ritchiei is a fossil monotreme species. It is known from an opalised teeth frgament, with one premolar and two molars in situ. The fossil was found al Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia.

Kollikodon ritchiei
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
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Kollikodontidae

Flannery, Archer, Rich & Jones, 1995
Genus:
Kollikodon

Flannery, Archer, Rich & Jones, 1995
Species:
K. ritchiei
Binomial name
Kollikodon ritchiei
Flannery, Archer, Rich & Jones, 1995

ReferencesEdit

  • Flannery, T.F., Archer, M., Rich, T.H., Jones, R. (1995) "A new family of monotremes from the Cretaceous of Australia". Nature 377: 418-420.