creodont


creodont
creodont [krē′ə dänt΄]
n.
[< ModL Creodonta, pl. < Gr kreas, flesh (see CRUDE) + odous,TOOTH]
any of a former suborder (Creodonta) of small, primitive, extinct carnivores with small brains

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  • creodont — /kree euh dont /, n. any of a diverse group of extinct predatory mammals, from the Paleocene to Pleistocene epochs, that constituted the suborder Creodonta, of the order Carnivora, developing along evolutionary lines somewhat parallel to those of …   Universalium

  • creodont — noun A member of the extinct Creodonta order of mammals that lived from the Paleocene to the Pliocene epoch …   Wiktionary

  • creodont — cre|o|dont Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • creodont — [ kri:ədɒnt] noun a fossil carnivorous mammal of the early Tertiary period, ancestral to modern carnivores. Origin C19: from mod. L. Creodonta (name of an order), from Gk kreas flesh + odous, odont tooth …   English new terms dictionary

  • creodont — cre·o·dont …   English syllables

  • creodont — /ˈkriədɒnt/ (say kreeuhdont) noun any of the Creodonta, a group of extinct carnivorous mammals. {New Latin Creodonta (plural), from Greek kreas flesh + odous tooth} …   Australian English dictionary

  • creodont — I. ˈkrēəˌdänt adjective Etymology: New Latin Creodonta : of or relating to the Creodonta II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sarkastodon — Taxobox name = Sarkastodon fossil range = Late Eocene regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Creodonta familia = Oxyaenidae genus = Sarkastodon species = S. mongoliensis Sarkastodon was a giant meat eating mammal that lived …   Wikipedia

  • Tritemnodon — Taxobox name = Tritemnodon fossil range = Eocene image width = 250px image caption = Tritemnodon agilis skeleton regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Eutheria superordo = Laurasiatheria ordo = †Creodonta familia …   Wikipedia

  • Creodonta — Temporal range: Late Paleocene to Late Miocene, 63.3–11.1 Ma …   Wikipedia