1935 Ectypodus russelli Multituberculate
mammal Loris Shano Russell, Curator
This fossil find -- the oldest ancestor in the multituberculate
family tree -- represents a newly discovered species known as Rugosodon eurasiaticus.
mammal from South America.
That ultimately led to multituberculate
extinction about 34 million years ago.
In this sedimentary unit, a large array of fossil vertebrates were collected, including, perciform and dipnoan fishes, sphenodontian lizards, chelid turtles, hadrosaurid, abelisaurid and titanosaurian dinosaurs, as well as, two ornithurine birds, and dryolestoid and multituberculate
mammals (CLARKE & CHIAPPE, 2001; MARTINELLI & FORASIEPI, 2004; ROUGIER et al.
Phylogeny and Systematics of Multituberculate
INTRODUCTION The study of the Multituberculate
, Ectypodus lovei, is part of a larger analysis of the small mammal fauna from the Medicine Pole Hills Local Fauna.
While Krause and his colleagues must content themselves with a fistful of teeth from Madagascar, the Gobi Desert in Mongolia has provided scientists with a veritable treasure trove of multituberculate
2000): The earliest mammal of the European Paleocene: the multituberculate
Jaw movement, dental function, and diet in the Paleocene multituberculate
A complex series of anteroposteriorly oriented ridges has been described in the nasal cavities of the late Paleocene multituberculate
Lambdopsalis (Miao 1988), and of Morganucodon, one of the oldest known mammals from the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic Periods (Kermack et al.
Mammals are represented by isolated multituberculate
teeth assigned to three or four taxa (Badiola et al.