Cimolestes Marsh 1889 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Cimolestidae

Synonym: Nyssodon Simpson 1927

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1889. Discovery of Cretaceous Mammalia. American Journal of Science 38:81-92

Parent taxon: Cimolestidae according to R. C. Fox 2015

See also Clemens 1973, Gheerbrant 1992, Gheerbrant et al. 1998, Hay 1902, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1979, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, Lopatin 2006, Marsh 1889, McKenna and Bell 1997, Simpson 1927, Simpson 1929, Sloan and Van Valen 1965, Van Valen 1967, Wible et al. 2007, Wible et al. 2009 and Williamson et al. 2011

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

Subtaxa: Cimolestes cuspulus Cimolestes incisus Cimolestes stirtoni

View classification

Type: Cimolestes incisus

Ecology: scansorial carnivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Belgium (1 collection), Bolivia (1), Canada (2: Saskatchewan), Morocco (1), United States (3: Montana, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (6: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (21: Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

Total: 35 collections including 43 occurrences

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.