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Spalacolestes Cifelli and Madsen 1999 (mammal)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes - Spalacotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39870

Full reference: R. L. Cifelli and S. K. Madsen. 1999. Spalacotheriid symmetrodonts (Mammalia) from the medial Cretaceous (upper Albian or lower Cenomanian) Mussentuchit local fauna, Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA. Geodiversitas 21(2):167-214

Parent taxon: Spalacolestinae according to G. Han and J. Meng 2016

Sister taxa: Aliaga, Heishanlestes, Lactodens, Shalbaatar, Spalacotheridium, Spalacotheroides, Symmetrodontoides, Yaverlestes

Subtaxa: Spalacolestes cretulablatta, Spalacolestes inconcinnus

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Type: Spalacolestes cretulablatta

Ecology: scansorial insectivore