Amphilestes

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Amphilestes
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Triconodonta
Family: Amphilestidae
Genus: Amphilestes
Owen, 1845

Amphilestes is a genus of extinct triconodont mammal from the Middle Jurassic

It is known from various dental and mandibular remains. These were discovered in the shale fields of Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom.[1]

The dental formula of the mandible is 4:1:4:5.

The premolars are symmetrical and the crowns look like tricusped molars, with the central cusp being largest in premolars and molars, though the size difference is less great in the premolars.

Phylogeny[edit]

Cladogram:[2]

  • ---o Amphilestidae Osborn, 1888 - (†)
    • |-o Kemchugia Averianov & al., 2005 - (†)
    • |-o Liaotherium Zhou & al., 1991 - (†)
    • `--o Amphilestinae (Osborn, 1888) - (†)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dykes, T. (2007) Mesozoic Mammals. Acceso a la web Último acceso: 3 de noviembre de 2007.
  2. ^ Mikko Haaramo (2007) Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Acceso a la web Último acceso: 3 de noviembre de 2007.