Temporal range: Maastrichtian
(Tabuce et al., 2004)
Valentinella is a Late Cretaceous genus of eutherian mammal from France, Europe. It was originally known from some damaged lower and upper jaws, and was cautiously referred to the lainodontine zhelestid mammals. This identification was later questioned  and even considered a nomen dubium by some researchers, and remains uncertain due to the scarcity and fragmentary nature of the fossils.
Valentinella was the third known Late Cretaceous eutherian mammal genus from Europe, after Labes and Lainodon. It was found at Vitrolles-La Plaine in the Aix-en-Provence Basin (Maastrichtian in age), in south-eastern France.
- Tabuce, R., Vianey-Liaud, M. and Garcia, G., 2004. A eutherian mammal in the latest Cretaceous of Vitrolles, southern France. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 49(3).
- Gheerbrant, E. and Astibia, H., 2012. Addition to the Late Cretaceous Laño mammal faunule (Spain) and to the knowledge of European “Zhelestidae”(Lainodontinae nov.). Bulletin de la Société géologique de France, 183(6), pp.537-546.
- Archibald, J.D. and Averianov, A., 2012. Phylogenetic analysis, taxonomic revision, and dental ontogeny of the Cretaceous Zhelestidae (Mammalia: Eutheria). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164(2), pp.361-426.
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