Dracontolestes

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Dracontolestes
Temporal range: 63.3 to 61.7 Ma
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Dracontolestes

Gazin, 1941

Dracontolestes is a genus of extinct insectivorous mammals in the family Mixodectidae. It is known only from a fragment of fossilized mandible found in Dragon Canyon, Utah.[1][2]

Species[edit]

There is only one known species in the genus, Dracontolestes aphantus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fossilworks: Dracontolestes". fossilworks.org. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Dracontolestes aphantus Gazin, 1941". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2022-02-09.