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Re: Cretaceous taeniodont
"In addition, all big Mesozoic mammals that have been mentioned in this
thread were carnivores sort of like a weasel or badger -- that's not a lot
There's a big multituberculate from the Upper Cretaceous of South Dakota due
some time. It'll apparently be described in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.
The only known molar, (which might mean that's all that's been found, but
I'm not sure), is said to have a length of about 13mm, width 6mm. It's an
m1. I'm not sure how that compares to Taeniolabis of the Paleocene, but
it's a heck of a lot longer than any other Cretaceous multi molar I've heard
"(The one that hasn't been mentioned, *Kollikodon*, is a problem of its
And we haven't mentioned kolli's friend from the Lower K of Oz, Steropodon.
A popular (though not necessarily accurate) estimate of bodylength is about
50cm for that one.