ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Zhangheotherium quinquecuspidens Hu et al. 1997 (mammal)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 65258

Zhangheotherium quinquecuspidens holotype (Hu et al., 1997)

Full reference: Y. Hu, Y. Wang, Z. Luo and C. Li. 1997. A new symmetrodont mammal from China and its implications for mammalian evolution. Nature 390:137-142

Belongs to Zhangheotherium according to Y. Hu et al. 1997

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IVPP V7466, a partial skeleton (partial skull and most of postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Zhangheotherium type, Jianshangou Valley, which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine shale in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore