Cynodontia

Belongs within: Theriodontia.Contains: Probainognathia. The clade Cynodontia, incluing modern mammals and a number of related non-mammalian synapsids, was defined by Hopson & Kitching (2001) as the most inclusive clade including Mammalia and excluding Bauria. Though the group was ancestrally carnivorous, herbivory evolved among the cynodonts in the Gomphodontia and the Tritylodontidae (as well as several… Continue reading Cynodontia