†family Zalambdalestidae Gregory and Simpson 1926 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Zalambdalestidae

Synonym: Kulbeckiidae Nessov 1993

Full reference: W. K. Gregory and G. G. Simpson. 1926. Cretaceous mammal skulls from Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 225:1-20

Parent taxon: Eutheria according to J. R. Wible et al. 2007

See also Archibald and Averianov 2005, Averianov 1997, Averianov and Archibald 2005, Carroll 1988, Gregory and Simpson 1926, Kielan-Jaworowska 1968, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1979, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, McKenna and Bell 1997, Nessov 1997, Simpson 1928, Szalay and McKenna 1971, Van Valen 1967, Wible et al. 2001 and Zan et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Acreodi, Acristatherium, Ambilestes, Ambolestes, Arctocyonidae, Asioryctitheria, Bibymalagasia, Cetacea, Chiroptera, Cimolesta, Didymoconida, Durlstodon, Durlstotherium, Endotherium, Eomaia, Gliriformes, Heptaconodon, Heptaconodon dubium, Holoclemensiidae, Horolodectidae, Hovurlestes, Hyaenodonta, Insectivora, Juramaia, Kennalestoidea, Leptictida, Mingotheriidae, Montanalestes, Mutica, Nanocuridae, Notopterna, Notoungulata, Oligoryctidae, Palaeorycteropus, Paranyctoides, Paraxonia, Placentalia, Prokennalestes, Proteutheria, Prozalambdalestes, Quadripedes, Sahnitherium, Sazlestes, Scollardius, Sinodelphys, Taeniodonta, Therictoidea, Trogontia, Ungulata, Zhelestidae

Subtaxa: Alymlestes Anchilestes Barunlestes Kulbeckia Zalambdalestes Zhangolestes Zofialestes

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of China (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of China (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mongolia (14), Tajikistan (1), Uzbekistan (5)

Total: 23 collections including 27 occurrences

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