Maelestes Wible et al. 2007 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Cimolestidae

Full reference: J. R. Wible, G. W. Rougier, M. J. Novacek and R. J. Asher. 2007. Cretaceous eutherians and Laurasian origin for placental mammals near the K/T boundary. Nature 447:1003-1006

Parent taxon: Cimolestidae according to T. E. Williamson et al. 2011

See also Wible et al. 2007 and Wible et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Aboletylestes, Acmeodon, Alveugena, Avunculus, Bagalestes, Batodon, Betonnia, Chacopterygus, Cimolestes, Gelastops, Ilerdoryctes, Naranius, Paleotomus, Procerberus, Puercolestes, Suratilestes, Telacodon

Subtaxa: Maelestes gobiensis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution: found only at Maelestes type locality, Ukhaa Tolgod (Cretaceous of Mongolia)

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