Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

New specimens of the multituberculate mammal Uzbekbaatar from the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan

Alexander O. Averianov and J. David Archibald

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51 (2), 2006: 377-380

Uzbekbaatar Kielan−Jaworowska and Nessov, 1992 is among the rarest mammals and the only multituberculate in the diverse, eutherian dominated Bissekty (Turonian) and Aitym (?Coniacian) local faunas, Kyzylkum Desert, Uzbekistan.
New material from the Bissekty local fauna, suggests that only one multituberculate species, Uzbekbaatar kizylkumensis Kielan−Jaworowska and Nessov, 1992 is present in the Bissekty fauna. Anewly collected p4 is better preserved than the holotype and demonstrates presence of the posterolabial cusp in the p4 of Uzbekbaatar. New material of Uzbekbaatar is consistent with placement of this taxon within the basal cimolodontan “Paracimexomys group.”

Alexander O. Averianov [], Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., Saint Petersburg 199034, Russia; J. David Archibald [], Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California 92182−4614, USA.

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