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Meketichoffatia

Meketichoffatia was a small mammal from the Upper Jurassic of Portugal. It was a relatively early member of the extinct order Multituberculata. It lived at the same time as dinosaurs such as Allosaurus. It's within the suborder "Plagiaulacida" and family Paulchoffatiidae.

The genus Meketichoffatia ("no longer for Choffat"?) was named by Hahn G. in 1993 based on a single species. Fossil remains of the species Meketichoffatia krausei consisting of two upper jaws were found in Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic)-age strata of Guimarota, Portugal.

References

  • Hahn (1993), "The systematic arrangement of the Paulchoffatiidae (Multituberculata) revisited". Geol. Paleontol. 27, p.201-214.
  • Hahn G & Hahn R (2000), "Multituberculates from the Guimarota mine", p.97-107 in Martin T & Krebs B (eds), "Guimarota - A Jurassic Ecosystem", Verlag Dr Friedrich Pfeil, München.
  • Kielan-Jaworowska Z & Hurum JH (2001), "Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals". Paleontology 44, p.389-429.
  • Much of this information has been derived from Multituberculata (Cope 1884).
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