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pantothere

[ pan-tuh-theer ]
/ ˈpæn təˌθɪər /
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noun
any animal of the extinct order Pantotheria that lived during the late Mesozoic Era, believed to be the ancestor of the marsupial and placental mammals.
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Origin of pantothere

<New Latin Pantotheria name of order, equivalent to panto-panto- + -theria, plural of -therium-there
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