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Thrinaxodon

About Thrinaxodon


Thrinaxodon would have been about the size of a modern day pet cat. This predator was equipped for hunting and eating small animals.

Thrinaxodon’s teeth, likely fur, leg configuration, and skull shape make it one of the most mammal-like Synapsidas to have roamed the Earth.

A Synapsida is neither a reptile nor a mammal, but an intermediate and unique group of animals from which mammals probably evolved.

What is this dinosaur’s name?
Thrinaxodon
How do I pronounce Thrinaxodon?
Thrin-axe-owe-don
What does the name Thrinaxodon mean?
Trident Teeth (three-pronged)
How long was Thrinaxodon?
1.50 feet 0.50 meters
How heavy was Thrinaxodon?
4.50 pounds 2.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Thrinaxodon assigned to?
Synapsida (Cynodontia)
What did Thrinaxodon eat?
Small animals
How many years ago did Thrinaxodon live?
240,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Thrinaxodon live?
Early Triassic
Where did Thrinaxodon live?
Africa