Spalacotherium evansae Ensom and Sigogneau-Russell 2000 (mammal)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Spalacotheriidae

Full reference: P. Ensom and D. Sigogneau-Russell. 2000. New symmetrodonts (Mammalia, Theria) from the Purbeck Limestone Group, Lower Cretaceous, southern England. Cretaceous Research 21:767-779

Belongs to Spalacotherium according to P. Ensom and D. Sigogneau-Russell 2000

See also Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Spalacotherium henkeli, Spalacotherium hookeri, Spalacotherium taylori, Spalacotherium tricuspidens, Spalacotherium tricuspis

Type specimen: DORCM GS 355, a mandible (fragmentary right mandible). Its type locality is Sunnydown Farm Quarry (clay: upper horizon; equivalent to DB 102/103 ), which is in a Berriasian lacustrine - small limestone/claystone in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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