Nanocuris

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Nanocuris
Temporal range: Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
(unranked): Metatheria
Order: Deltatheroida
Family: Deltatheridiidae
Genus: Nanocuris
Fox, Scott & Bryant, 2007
Species
  • Nanocuris improvida Fox, Scott & Bryant, 2007

Nanocuris is an extinct genus of Deltatheridiidae from Cretaceous of Canada (Saskatchewan) and United States (Wyoming).[1] Initially was classified in a proper family, Nanocuridae, in clade Eutheria,[1] but a reanalysis of a new specimen reveal a deltharoid affinity of the genus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b R. C. Fox, C. S. Scott, and H. N. Bryant. 2007. A new, unusual therian mammal from the Upper Cretaceous of Saskatchewan, Canada. Cretaceous Research 28(5):821-829.
  2. ^ G. P. Wilson and J. A. Riedel. 2010. New specimen reveals deltatheroidan affinities of the North American Late Cretaceous mammal Nanocuris. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(3):872-884