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TAENIOLABIS

1 - WHAT ANIMAL IS IT?

- It was a mammal like a rat today, but with a shorter tail. - It was a mammal because it had glands that secrete milk and the mother protects and assists the newborn for a long time. - The Taeniolabis is viviparou, because it was born from the mothers womb. - It was a vertebrate because it had a skeleton. - It was a small mammal herbivore because it ate plants. - This mammal has hair on its body. - The multituberculate was an order of mammals that included the toothed mouse and the rat. - Their dentitions are characterized by numerous peaks and tubers, hence its mamilian classification.

2 WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Its medium size makes it similar to marsupials. Its size ranged from that of a mouse to that of a beaver. It looked like a rodent. It grows up to three feet long. Her weight was 50 pounds approximately.

3 When?
During the Age of Dinosaurs, mammals were the most common. They lived on earth 130 million years, appearing for 160, in the Jurassic, and becoming extinct only 30 million years ago during the Oligocene Era. They lived more or less as long as the dinosaurs.

4 Habitat.
The taeniolabis lived in the trees, in valleys like Galve, Teruel (Spain) Others taeniolabis lived in in the desert, in dunes like the Goby (Mongolia)

5 Fossils. Where?
Fossils have been found in Galve, Teruel (Spain), preserved in rocks. The most abundant fossils multituberculates are those of the Iberian mountain range, with ten species. Multituberculates teeth were unearthed in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. In the Gobi Desert (Mongolia), well-preserved remains have been found, some in complete and natural position

6 Extra information.
The Taeniolabis found in Galve, Teruel (Spain), was classified by the research group under the name hanium iberica. The name Iberica pertains to the Iberian Peninsula. The name Hahnium is a tribute to to the German researcher Gerard Renate Hahn.