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Carnilestes Wang and Zhai 1995 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Sarcodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 246096

Full reference: X. Wang and R. Zhai. 1995. Carnilestes, a New Primitive Lipotyphlan (Insectivora: Mammalia) from the Early and Middle Paleocene, Nanxiong Basin, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(1):131-145

Parent taxon: Sarcodontidae according to P. Missiaen et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Hyracolestes, Metasarcodon, Prosarcodon, Sarcodon

Subtaxa: Carnilestes major, Carnilestes palaeoasiaticus

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Type: Carnilestes palaeoasiaticus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore