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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: Cimolodonta
Superfamilia: Djadochtatherioidea
Familia: Djadochtatheriidae
Genera: Djadochtatherium - Catopsbaatar - Kryptobaatar - Tombaatar

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Djadochtatheriidae is a family of fossil mammals within the extinct order Multituberculata. Remains are known from the Upper Cretaceous of Central Asia. These animals lived during the Mesozoic, also known as the "age of the dinosaurs." This family is part of the suborder of Cimolodonta. The taxon Djadochtatheriidae was named by Kielan-Jaworowska Z. and Hurum J.H. in 1997.

Multituberculates have traditionally been depicted as herbivores. This is too simplistic however, and they’re increasingly termed both herbivores and omnivores. The Kryptobaatar, for example, ate small Mesozoic lizards.


* Kielan-Jaworowska Z. and Hurum J.H. (1997), Djadochtatheria: a new suborder of multituberculate mammals. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 42(2), p 201-242
* Kielan-Jaworowska Z. and Hurum J.H. (2001), Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals. Paleontology 44, p. 389-429.
* Much of this information has been derived from MESOZOIC MAMMALS Djadochtatherioidea, an Internet directory.

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