Cynodonts had many mammal-like features. They had differentiated teeth, mammal-like skulls, a large braincase, a secondary palate, and were probably warm-blooded and covered in hair. It is thought however that they did laid eggs, just like other Mesozoic Era proto-mammals. Today, it is widely believed that all modern mammals are descended from a Cynodonts.
The name "Cynodont" was coined by Sir Richard Owen in 1861, and means "dog teeth".
Cynodonts were mammal-like reptiles that lived between 250 and 100 million years ago, and were probably the ancestors of all modern mammals
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