Gypsonictops illuminatus Lillegraven 1969 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Theriamorpha - Gypsonictopidae

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 Gypsonictops according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

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

Sister taxa: Gypsonictops clemensi, Gypsonictops hypoconus, Gypsonictops lewisi

Type specimen: UA 2447, a maxilla. Its type locality is Trochu (KUA-1), which is in a Lancian terrestrial claystone/siltstone in the Scollard Formation of Canada.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore-frugivore


• Cretaceous of Canada (7: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (20: Montana, North Dakota)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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