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Bobolestes zenge Nessov 1985 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Placentalia

PaleoDB taxon number: 137733

Synonym: Otlestes meiman Nessov 1985 (taxon 137734)

Full reference: L. A. Nessov. 1985. Novye mlekopitayushchie Mela Kyzylkumov [New mammals from the Cretaceous of Kyzyl-Kum]. Vestnik Leningradskogo Universiteta, Geologiia, Geografiia, series 7 17:8-18

Belongs to Bobolestes according to J. D. Archibald and A. O. Averianov 2005

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Bobolestes zenge: CCMGE 2/12176, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment with M2-3 and alveoli for P5 and M1). Its type locality is SH-20, Khodzhakul, which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial sandstone/claystone in the Khodzhakul Formation of Uzbekistan.
  • Otlestes meiman: CCMGE 7/12176, a mandible (left dentary with p4-5, m1-3 and alveoli for four incisors, single-rooted c, and p1-3). Its type locality is SSHD-8, Sheikhdzheili, which is in a Cenomanian fluvial horizon in the Khodzhakul Formation of Uzbekistan.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore