ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Maelestes gobiensis Wible et al. 2007 (eutherian)

Osteichthyes - Cimolesta - Cimolestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 143918

Full reference: J. R. Wible, G. W. Rougier, M. J. Novacek and R. J. Asher. 2007. Cretaceous eutherians and Laurasian origin for placental mammals near the K/T boundary. Nature 447:1003-1006

Belongs to Maelestes according to J. R. Wible et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: PSS-MAE 607, a partial skeleton (incomplete skull, left mandible, atlas, axis, vertebrae, ribs, forelimb, and astragalus). Its type locality is Maelestes type locality, Ukhaa Tolgod, which is in a Campanian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Djadokhta Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore