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Dryolestes priscus Marsh 1878 (mammal)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Dryolestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 57720

Synonyms: Asthenodon segnis Marsh 1887 (no. 57724), Dryolestes arcuatus Marsh 1879 (no. 57713), Herpetairus arcuatus Marsh 1879 (no. 57714), Herpetairus humilis Simpson 1929 (no. 57747), Laolestes grandis Simpson 1929 (no. 206746), Stylacodon validus Marsh 1880 (no. 57726)

Belongs to Dryolestes according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Dryolestes leirensis, Dryolestes vorax

Type specimens:

  • Dryolestes priscus: YPM 11820, a mandible (partial right mandible with one molar). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
  • Asthenodon segnis: YPM 10646, a mandible (right mandible with P1-4 and M1-7). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
  • Herpetairus arcuatus: YPM 11822, a maxilla (right maxilla with M2-7 much worn). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
  • Herpetairus humilis: YPM 13745, a maxilla (left maxilla with M3-6). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
  • Laolestes grandis: YPM 13727, a mandible (partial right mandible with M1-4 broken). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
  • Stylacodon validus: YPM 11884, a mandible (right mandible with P3-4 and M1-4). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore