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Boffius

Boffius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Therapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Multituberculata
Family: Boffiidae
Genus: Boffius
Species
  B. splendidus

Ref.

Boffius is a mammal genus from the Paleocene of Europe. It was a member of the extinct order of Multituberculata.
For those of a technical inclination, it's within the Suborder of Cimolodonta, and is the only known member of the family Boffiidae Hahn & Hahn, 1983.

Genus: Boffius Vianey-Liaud M, 1979

Species: Boffius splendidus Vianey-Liaud M, 1979
Place: Hainin
Country: Belgium
Age: Lower Paleocene
Remarks: A relatively large multituberculate.
Reference: Vianey-Liaud (1979), Les Mammifères montiens de Hainin (Paléocene moyen de Belgique). Part I, Multituberculés. Palaeovertebrata, 9, p.117-131.

Page reference: Kielan-Jaworowska Z & Hurum JH (2001), Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals. Paleontology 44, p.389-429.

(This information has been derived from [1] (http://home.arcor.de/ktdykes/cimolod.htm) MESOZOIC MAMMALS; 'basal' Cimolodonta, Cimolomyidae, Boffiidae and Kogaionidae, an internet directory. As that's my webpage, there are no issues of copyright. Trevor Dykes)



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