Amblotherium Owen 1871 (mammal)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Dryolestidae

Invalid subtaxa: Achyrodon Owen 1871, Athrodon Osborn 1887 [replaced name], Kepolestes Simpson 1927, Kurtodon Osborn 1887, Laodon Marsh 1887, Stylacodon Marsh 1879, Stylodon Owen 1866 [replaced name]

Full reference: R. Owen. 1871. Monograph of the fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic formations. 24(110):vi-115

Parent taxon: Dryolestidae according to G. W. Rougier et al. 2011

See also Engelmann and Callison 1998, Hay 1902, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, Kraus 1979, Lydekker 1894, Marsh 1880, Marsh 1887, McKenna and Bell 1997, Osborn 1887, Owen 1871, Prothero 1981, Simpson 1927, Simpson 1928, Simpson 1929 and Trouessart 1898

Sister taxa: Anthracolestes, Comotherium, Dryolestes, Dryolestes obtusus, Groebertherium, Guimarotodus, Henkelotherium, Herpetairus, Herpetarius, Krebsotherium, Lakotalestes, Laolestes, Peraspalax, Phascolestes, Portopinheirodon

Subtaxa: Amblotherium gracilis Amblotherium nanum Amblotherium pusillum Amblotherium soricinum Kepolestes coloradensis Miccylotyrans minimus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

• Jurassic of United States (6: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 8 collections including 21 occurrences

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