Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Docodont nature of Cyrtlatherium, an upper Bathonian mammal from England

Denise Sigogneau-Russell

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 46 (3), 2001: 427-430

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 [dsigr@mnhn.fr ], Institut de Paleontologie,8 rue Buffon,7 .5005 Paris, France