Docodont nature of Cyrtlatherium, an upper Bathonian mammal from England
The upper Bathonian Kirtlington mammal bed of England is one of the rare Middle Jurassic sites in the world to have yielded mammalian remains and undoubtedly the richest. A few taxa have so far been described, among which the genus Cyrtlatherium Freeman, 1979, assigned by its author to the Kuehneotheriidae and subsequently included in the Symmetrodonta. In this note I argue that Cyrtlatherium represents a docodont of which it is possibly a milk premolar.
Denise Sigogneau-Russell [email@example.com ], Institut de Paleontologie,8 rue Buffon,7 .5005 Paris, France