Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Eobaatar is a genus of extinct mammal from the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia and Spain. A member of the also extinct order Multituberculata, it lies within the suborder Plagiaulacida and family Eobaataridae. The genus Eobaatar was named by Kielan-Jaworowska Z., Dashzeveg D. and Trofimov B.A. in 1987.
This species was named by Kielan-Jaworowska Z., Dashzeveg D. and Trofimov B.A. in 1987. It is based on a fragment of lower jaw with teeth found in Aptian or Albian (Lower Cretaceous) strata of the Höövör beds in Guchin Us County, Mongolia, and had a cranial length of about 3 cm.
This species was also named by Kielan-Jaworowska Z., Dashzeveg D. and Trofimov B.A. in 1987. Remains were found in Lower Cretaceous strata of Mongolia. Going by the species name, it was probably relatively small; his skull was 2 cm in length indeed.
This species was named by Hahn G. and Hahn R. in 2001. Remains were discovered in Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) strata of Ple pajaron in Spain.
This species was named by Steven Sweetman in 2009. Remains were found in the Barremian (lower Cretaceous) of the Wessex formation, England.
- Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, Richard L. Cifelli, and Zhe-Xi Luo (2004). "Mammals from the age of dinosaurs : origins, evolution, and structure" pp. 260-342. ISBN 0-231-11918-6
- Hahn & Hahn (2001), "Multituberculaten-zähne aus der Unter-Kreide (Barremium) von Ple Pajaron (Prov. Cuenca, Spanien)". Palaontologische Zeitschrift 74 (4), p.587-589.
- Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (1987), "Early Cretaceous multituberculates from Mongolia and a comparison with Late Jurassic form". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 32, p.3-47.
- 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 MESOZOIC MAMMALS: Plagiaulacidae, Albionbaataridae, Eobaataridae & Arginbaataridae
- S. C. Sweetman. 2009. A new species of the plagiaulacoid multituberculate mammal Eobaatar from the Early Cretaceous of southern Britain. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54(3):373-384