Amblotherium pusillum Owen 1866 (mammal)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Dryolestidae

Alternative combinations: Kurtodon pusillus, Stylodon pusillus

Synonyms: Achyrodon pusillus Owen 1871, Stylodon robustus Owen 1866

Belongs to Amblotherium according to G. G. Simpson 1928

See also Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, Kraus 1979, Osborn 1887 and Owen 1871

Sister taxa: Amblotherium gracilis, Amblotherium nanum, Amblotherium soricinum, Kepolestes coloradensis, Miccylotyrans minimus

Type specimens:

  • Amblotherium pusillum: BMNH M5632, a mandible (partial left mandible). Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Achyrodon pusillus: BMNH 47747, a mandible (partial left mandible). Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Stylodon robustus: BMNH 47762, a mandible (left mandible). Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution: found only at Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83)

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