By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Morganucodon: An Early Mammalian Herbivore

Morganucodon: An Early Mammalian Herbivore

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -205000000
Post Date: 03/31/2024

Class: Mammaliaforms or maybe Synapsida 
Time Period
: Late Triassic to Early Jurassic
Diet: Likely Herbivore

Morganucodon is an example of a plant eater likely similar to our direct-line ancestors around this time. It is not a direct human ancestor but is among the early mammaliaforms, close to the lineage leading to true mammals. It likely had a varied diet, but its inclusion here highlights the transition towards more specialized mammalian diets from the broader reptilian ones.

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