Spalacolestes Cifelli and Madsen 1999 (mammal)

Mammalia - Theriamorpha - Spalacotheriidae

Full reference: R. L. Cifelli and S. K. Madsen. 1999. Spalacotheriid symmetrodonts (Mammalia) from the medial Cretaceous (upper Albian or lower Cenomanian) Mussentuchit local fauna, Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA. Geodiversitas 21(2):167-214

Parent taxon: Spalacolestinae according to G. Han and J. Meng 2016

See also Averianov 2002, Cifelli and Madsen 1999, Cifelli et al. 2000, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004 and Li and Luo 2006

Sister taxa: Aliaga, Heishanlestes, Lactodens, Shalbaatar, Spalacotheridium, Spalacotheroides, Symmetrodontoides, Yaverlestes

Subtaxa: Spalacolestes cretulablatta Spalacolestes inconcinnus

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Type: Spalacolestes cretulablatta

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (6: Utah collections)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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