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Kimbetohia

Kimbetohia is a genus of mammals from the extinct order Multituberculata. It lived from the Upper Cretaceous to the Paleocene in the United States. The genus was named by the paleontologist George Gaylord Simpson, in 1936 (Simpson, 1936). Kimbetohia has also been called Kimbetohi.

K. campi

The species Kimbetohia campi has been discovered in New Mexico and Wyoming, in the Nacimiento Formation of the San Juan Basin. The deposits date from the Maastrichtian stage of the Upper Cretaceous to the Puercan stage of the Paleocene.

The species was first described by Simpson in 1936 (Simpson, 1936). Some material associated with this species was referred to Clemensodon megaloba, by D. W. Krause in 1992.

 ?K. mzaie

Kimbetohia mzaie is a possible, unpublished species from the deposits of the Denver Formation, in Colorado, which have been dated to the Puercan stage of the Lower Paleocene.

References

  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska Z and J. H. Hurum. (2001) Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals. Paleontology 44, pg. 389–429.
  • George Gaylord Simpson. (1936) Additions to the Puerco fauna, Lower Paleocene. American Museum Novitates 849, pages 1–11.
  • Much of this information has been derived from MESOZOIC MAMMALS; Ptilodontoidea, an internet directory.
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