Bulganbaatar

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Bulganbaatar
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Multituberculata
Superfamily: Djadochtatherioidea
Genus: Bulganbaatar
Species
  • B. nemegtbaataroides

Bulganbaatar is a Central Asian mammal genus from the Upper Cretaceous. It existed in the company of dinosaurs. This animal was a member of the extinct order Multituberculata. It's within the suborder Cimolodonta and is a member of the superfamily Djadochtatherioidea. The genus Bulganbaatar was named by Kielan-Jaworowska Z. in 1974.

Fossil remains of the species Bulganbaatar nemegtbaataroides, also named by Kielan-Jaworowska, have been found in Upper Cretaceous-aged strata of the Djadokhta Formation of Mongolia and Kazakhstan.

References[edit]

  • Kielan-Jaworowska (1974), "Multituberculate succession in the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert (Mongolia)". Palaeontologica Polonica 30, p. 23-44.
  • Kielan-Jaworowska Z & Hurum JH (2001), "Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals". Paleontology 44, p. 389-429.
  • Much of this information has been derived from [1] MESOZOIC MAMMALS; Djadochtatherioidea, an Internet directory.