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Daulestes


At least three species of Daulestes have been described from the Bissekty Formation in Uzbekistan. D. nessovi, known from a partial skull is the most complete of them. It is also the smallest and the youngest of the three. It shows some affinities with the Asioryctitherians, a group of early eutherian mammals.




Name


Daulestes kulbeckensis

Authority   


Trofimov & Nessov, 1979


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Size


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Remains


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Age and Distribution


Horizon: Lower part of the Bissekty Formation. Upper Cretaceous (Upper Turonian).

Type locality: Kyzylkum Desert, Uzbekistan.


Classification


Mammalia Boreosphenida Eutheria

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Name


Daulestes inobservabilis

Authority   


(Nessov, 1982)


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Size


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Holotype:



Age and Distribution


Horizon: Lower part of the Bissekty Formation. Upper Cretaceous (Upper Turonian).

Type locality: Kyzylkum Desert, Uzbekistan.


Classification


Mammalia Boreosphenida Eutheria

  Further Reading

  Nessov,L .A. 1982. Ancient mammals  f the USSR [in Russian]  Ezegodnik vsesouznogo Paleontologiceskogo ObSestva 35, 228-243 (original description).

  Synonyms   Taslestes inobservabilis Nessov, 1982







Name


Daulestes nessovi

Authority   


McKenna, Kielan-Jaworowska & Meng, 2000


Meaning of the generic name




 Meaning of the specific name
 
In honor of Russian paleontologist Lev A. Nessov.


Size


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Remains


Holotype (Z IN C 79066): a nearly complete  but posteriorly crushed skull with articulated dentaries of a sub-adult individual.



Age and Distribution


Horizon: Upper Part of the Bissekty Formation. Upper Cretaceous (Coniacian).

Type locality: 992).East of Dzharakuduk, central part of the Kyzylkum Desert, Uzbekistan.


Classification


Mammalia Boreosphenida Eutheria

  Further Reading

  McKenna, M. C., Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. & Meng, J. Earliest eutherian mammal skull from the Late Cretaceous (Coniacian) of Uzbekistan. Acta Palaeontol. Pol. 45, 1–54 (2000) (original description).

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Reconstructed skull based on the holotype (ZIN C 79066) of Daulestes nessovi. From McKenna et al., 2000.

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