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Microlestes rhaeticus Dawkins 1864 (mammal)

Osteichthyes - Allotheria

PaleoDB taxon number: 146454

Alternative combination: Hypsiprymnopsis rhaeticus

Full reference: W. B. Dawkins. 1864. On the Rhaetic beds and White Lias of western and central Somerset; and on the discovery of a new fossil mammal in the grey marlstones below the bone-bed. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 20:396-412

Belongs to Microlestes according to R. Owen 1871

Sister taxa: Thomasia antiqua, Thomasia hahni, Thomasia moorei, Thomasia woutersi

Type specimen: lost, a tooth. Its type locality is east side, Blue Anchor Point, Watchet, which is in a Rhaetian carbonate marl in the Blue Anchor Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore