Gagadon
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Gagadon


Gagadon
Temporal range: Ypresian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: +Homacodontidae
Genus: +Gagadon
Stucky & Covert, 2014
Type species
Gagadon minimonstrum
Stucky & Covert, 2014

Gagadon ("Gaga tooth") is an extinct genus of even-toed ungulate that lived in the early Eocene of North America. The type and only known species, Gagadon minimonstrum, was described in 2014 based on lower teeth and jaw fragments found in the Wasatch Formation of Bitter Creek, Wyoming. The genus is named in honor of the singer Lady Gaga, while the species name minimonstrum ("mini monster") refers to the small size and presence of unusual cusps on the teeth.[1]

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References

  1. ^ Stucky, Richard K.; Covert, Herbert H. (2014). "A new genus and species of early Eocene (Ypresian) Artiodactyla (Mammalia), Gagadon minimonstrum, from Bitter Creek, Wyoming, U.S.A.". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 34 (3): 731-736. doi:10.1080/02724634.2013.827580.



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