Mesodma hensleighi Lillegraven 1969 (multituberculate)

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae

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 Mesodma according to S. L. Donohue et al. 2013

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

Sister taxa: Mesodma ambigua, Mesodma formosa, Mesodma pygmaea, Mesodma senecta, Mesodma thompsoni

Type specimen: UA 3596, a tooth (Lp4). Its type locality is Trochu (KUA-1), which is in a Lancian terrestrial claystone/siltstone in the Scollard Formation of Canada.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore


• Paleocene of United States (7: Colorado, Montana, Wyoming collections)

• Cretaceous of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (14: Montana, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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