plural noun
Cre·​o·​don·​ta | \ ˌkrēəˈdäntə \

Definition of Creodonta

: a suborder of extinct primitive mammals (order Carnivora) showing relationship to the early ungulates and known from fossil remains in Eocene and Oligocene formations — compare hyaenodon

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History and Etymology for Creodonta

New Latin, from cre- + -odonta

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“Creodonta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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