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Steropodon
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
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Steropodon
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S. galmani
Binomial name
Steropodon galmani
Archer, Flannery, Ritchie, & Molnar, 1985

Steropodon galmanii was a prehistoric species of monotreme, or a egg-laying mammal, that lived during the middle stage, in the Lower Cretaceous period. It is the earliest known relative of the Platypus.

References

  • Archer M; Flannery T.F; Ritchie A; Molnar R.E. 1985. First Mesozoic mammal from Australia – an early Cretaceous monotreme. Nature 318: 363-366.