cynodont

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cynodont (ˈsaɪnəˌdɒnt)
 
n
a carnivorous mammal-like reptile of the late Permian and Triassic periods, whose specialized teeth were well developed

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cynodont

(suborder or infraorder Cynodontia), mammallike reptiles of the order Therapsida (see therapsid) that existed from the Late Permian to the Early Jurassic Epoch (258 to 187 million years ago). Cynodont fossils have been found in China, South Africa, South America, and North America. (Examples in North America were not reported until 1989, from sites in Virginia, U.S.

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