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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: †Incertae sedis
Ordo: Multituberculata
Subordo: Plagiaulacida
Familia: Zofiabaataridae
Genus: Zofiabaatar

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Zofiabaatar is a genus of extinct mammal from the Upper Jurassic period. It was a relatively early member of the extinct order Multituberculata within the suborder "Plagiaulacida". It lived in North America along with dinosaurs such as Diplodocus and Allosaurus.

The primary species is named Zofiabaatar pulcher. Fossils have been found in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming (U.S.). The animal was reportedly about 30 cm long. It seems to have been a rather specialized creature, judging by the dentary, which is all that's known. Zofiabaataridae are believed to belong to the allodontid line.

Present in stratigraphic zone 6.[1]

References

* Simpson. "Mesozoic Mammalia. VII. Taxonomy of Morrison multituberculates", American Journal of Science. 1927. Pages 36-38.
* Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. and J.H. Hurum. "Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals", Paleontology. 44. Pages 389-429.

1. ^ Foster, J. (2007). "Appendix." Jurassic West: The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World. Indiana University Press. pp. 327-329.

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