American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various extinct carnivorous mammals of the suborder Creodonta, of the Paleocene Epoch to the Pliocene Epoch.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Creodonta.
- n. One of the Creodonta.
- From New Latin Creodonta, suborder name : Greek kreas, flesh; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots + Greek odous, odont-, tooth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Apterodon intermedius, sp. nov., a new European creodont mammal from MP22 of Epenheim (Germany).”
“We think it is maybe a bear dog Daphoenodon or a creodont.”
“After I got it prep'ed I am now leaning toward creodont see below.”
“The well-known plantigrade tread of bears is a primitive characteristic which has survived from their creodont ancestry.”
“This order, which includes lemurs, monkeys, apes, and man, seems to have sprung from a creodont or insectivorous ancestry in the lower Eocene.”
“According to the Wikipedia caption, the illustration shows the creodont”
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