Steropodon facts for kids
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Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
Steropodon galmanii was a prehistoric species of monotreme, or a egg-laying mammal, that lived during the Mesozoic, in the Lower Cretaceous period. It is the second-earliest known relative of the platypus: the earlist is called Teinolophos.
- Archer M. et al 1985. First Mesozoic mammal from Australia – an early Cretaceous monotreme. Nature 318: 363-366.
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