Maelestes type locality, Ukhaa Tolgod (Cretaceous of Mongolia)

Also known as Between Camel Humps and Sugar Mountain

Where: Mongolia (43.7° N, 100.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.9° N, 90.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Djadokhta Formation, Late/Upper Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• "Recent age estimates of the Djadokhta Formation are 75-71 million years" (i.e., late Campanian)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• lithology unclear but definitely lithified and siliciclastic based on figured specimen

Size class: macrofossils

Primary 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 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87870: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.2009

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Taxonomic list

• remaining fauna not discussed
 Cimolesta - Cimolestidae
Maelestes gobiensis n. gen. n. sp.
Maelestes gobiensis n. gen. n. sp. Wible et al. 2007 eutherian