A new eutherian mammal from the Late Cretaceous of Kazakhstan


Averianov, Alexander, Archibald, J. David and Dyke, Gareth J. (2014) A new eutherian mammal from the Late Cretaceous of Kazakhstan. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59, (3), 537-542. (doi:10.4202/app.2011.0143).

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Description/Abstract

A dentary fragment containing the last two molars (m2-3) from the Late Cretaceous (Santonian-?Campanian) Bostobe Formation exposed at the locality of Shakh Shakh, northeast Aral Sea region, Kazakhstan, is attributed to a new taxon of Zhelestidae, Zhalmouzia bazhanovi, gen. et sp. nov. This specimen is only the second mammal described from Shakh Shakh, the unidentifiable eutherian Beleutinus orlovi Bazhanov, 1972, being the first, and it is only the fifth Mesozoic mammal named from Kazakhstan. Zhalmouzia gen. nov. belongs to the endemic clade of Middle Asian zhelestids (Zhelestinae), better known from the Turonian of Uzbekistan.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0567-7920 (print)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Ocean and Earth Science > Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems
ePrint ID: 344395
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 14:41
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 14:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/344395

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