Ambilestes cerberoides Lillegraven 1969 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Cimolestidae

Alternative combination: Cimolestes cerberoides

Full reference: J. A. Lillegraven. 1969. Latest Cretaceous mammals of upper part of Edmonton Formation of Alberta, Canada, and review of marsupial-placental dichotomy in mammalian evolution. University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions 50:1-122

Belongs to Ambilestes according to R. C. Fox 2015

See also Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1979, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004 and Lillegraven 1969

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UA 2973, a maxilla (Incomplete left maxilla containing P3–4, M1–2). Its type locality is Trochu (KUA-1), which is in a Lancian terrestrial claystone/siltstone in the Scollard Formation of Canada.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Paleocene of United States (1: Montana collection)

• Cretaceous of Canada (7: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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