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Suborder Cimolodonta



This suborder contains the more derived multituberculates, from the lower Cretaceous to the Eocene.

Overall, these multituberculates are distinguished by their loss of one of the incisors and two premolars. A third premolar becomes a peg-like tooth with little function.


Skull shape variation within the Cimolodonta: comparison of Ptilodus, Taeniolabis and Kryptobaatar skulls
Variation in skull shape within the Cimolodonta. Ptilodus belongs to the Ptilodontoidea, Taeniolabis to the Taeniolabidoidea and Kryptobaatar to the Djadochtatherioidea. (from http://www.baa.duke.edu/weillab/multis/multis.htm)

The suborder can be divided into six superfamilies:


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Author: Aude Caromel
Last updated: 20/11/06
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