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Adelobasileus
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Name Adelobasileus
Class Chordata,‭ ‬Mammaliamorpha
Name Translation Obscure King
Period Carnian (Triassic)
Location Texas
Diet Insectivore
Size Unknown, but the skull was about 17 millimeters.


Adelobasileus is a genus of mammaliaform from the Triassic. It is a transitional form between primitive cynodonts and other Triassic mammals. It is known only from a partial skull recovered from the Tecovas formation in western Texas, southern United States, referred to the species Adelobasileus cromptoni.

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In popular culture

  • Adelobasileus appeared in the documentary series Mammals vs. Dinos.
  • Adelobasileus appeared in the documentary Life After Dinosaurs.
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