Teinolophos

genus of mammals that lay eggs (fossil)

Teinolophos trusleri was a prehistoric species of monotreme, or egg-laying mammal. It is known from a lower jawbone found in Flat Rocks, Victoria, Australia. It lived during the Lower Cretaceous, about 123 million years ago (mya).[1][2]

Teinolophos
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
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Teinolophos
Binomial name
Teinolophos trusleri
Rich et al., 1999

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rich T.H.et al 1999. Early Cretaceous mammals from Flat Rocks, Victoria, Australia. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston.
  2. Rich T.H. et al 2001. Monotreme nature of the Australian early Cretaceous mammal Teinolophos. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 46(1), 113–118.