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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 75 Ma
Kennalestes gobiensis.JPG
Kennalestes gobiensis fossils
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Leptictida
Superfamily: Leptictidoidea
Genus: Kennalestes
Species: K. gobiensis
Binomial name
Kennalestes gobiensis
Kielan-Jaworowska, 1968

Kennalestes gobiensis is an extinct species of insectivoreous mammal resembling a shrew. It was a common mammal in Mongolia during the Cretaceous period, found in both the Bayan Mandahu Formation and Djadochta Formation. it was found in Mongolia, during the Campanian, so it might've fallen victim to such predators as Velociraptor, Oviraptor and Archaeornithoides.


  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska. 1969. New Upper Cretaceous multituberculate genera from Bayn Dzak, Gobi Desert. Palaeontologia Polonica