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Asfaltomylos is an extinct genus of the primitive mammal subclass Australosphenida from the middle Jurassic of Argentina. The type and only species is Asfaltomylos patagonicus, recovered from and named after the Cañadón Asfalto Formation, Cañadón Asfalto Basin of Chubut Province, Patagonia.[1]

Temporal range: Mid-Late Jurassic
~178–168 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Family: Henosferidae
Genus: Asfaltomylos
Rauhut et al. 2002
A. patagonicus
Binomial name
Asfaltomylos patagonicus
Rauhut et al. 2002

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Further readingEdit

  • G. W. Rougier, A. G. Martinelli, A. M. Forasiepi and M. J. Novacek. 2007. New Jurassic Mammals from Patagonia, Argentina: A Reappraisal of Australosphenidan Morphology and Interrelationships. American Museum Novitates (3566) 1-54
  • Martin, T. & Rauhut, O. W. M. 2005. Mandible and dentition of Asfaltomylos patagonicus (Australosphenida, Mammalia) and the evolution of tribosphenic teeth Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (2): 414-425.
  • Rauhut, O. W. M., Martin, T., Ortiz-Jaureguizar, E. & Puerta, P. 2002. A Jurassic mammal from South America. Nature 416: 165-168.