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Spinolestes xenarthrosus

Mammalia - Eutriconodonta - Gobiconodontidae

Taxonomy
Spinolestes xenarthrosus was named by Martin et al. (2015). Its type specimen is MCCMLH30000, a skeleton (Complete skeleton with integumentary structures), and it is a 3D fossil preserving soft parts. Its type locality is Las Hoyas Unit 3 (MCCM collection), which is in a Barremian lacustrine - large limestone/packstone in the La Huérguina Formation of Spain. It is the type species of Spinolestes.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2015Spinolestes xenarthrosus Martin et al. p. 380

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderEutriconodontaKermack et al. 1973
familyGobiconodontidae
genusSpinolestes
speciesxenarthrosus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialuc
Diet: insectivoreuc
Created: 2005-09-06 19:53:51
Modified: 2005-09-07 19:44:02
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Luo et al. 2003, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Hopson 1973

Age range: Late/Upper Barremian or 130.00000 to 125.45000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain (Cuenca) Spinolestes xenarthrosus (type locality: 28006)