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Schowalteria
''Schowalteria'' is a genus of extinct mammal from the Cretaceous The Cretaceous ( ) is a geological period A geological period is one of the several subdivisions of geologic time enabling cross-referencing of rocks and geologic events from place to place. These periods form elements of a hierarchy of divisions ... of Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its Provinces and territories of Canada, ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocea .... It is the earliest known representative of Taeniodonta, a specialised lineage of non-placental Placentalia is one of the three extant subdivisions of the class of animals Mammalia Mammals (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin w ... eutheria Eutheria (; from Greek , 'good, right' and , 'be ...
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Stylinodontidae
Taeniodonta ("banded teeth") is an extinct early group of Cimolesta, cimolestid mammals known from the Maastrichtian to the Eocene. Taeniodonts evolution, evolved quickly into highly specialized digging animals, and varied greatly in size, from rat-sized to species as large as a bear. Later species developed prominent front tooth, teeth and huge claws for digging and rooting. Some genera, like ''Stylinodon'', had ever-growing teeth. Two family (biology), families belong to this group, Stylinodontidae and Conoryctidae. They were endemism, endemic to North America. The scarcity of taeniodont fossils can be explained by the fact that these animals probably lived in dry or arid climates unconductive to fossilization. Taeniodonts are unambiguously Eutherians, and part of Cimolesta; ''Cimolestes'' is the immediate outgroup to Taeniodonta. Taxonomy and phylogeny From Thomas E. Williamson and Stephen L. Brusatte (2013): * Order Cimolesta :* Suborder Taeniodonta ::*''Alveugena'' ::*''Sch ...
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