Name: Borealestes ‭(‬Northern brigand‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bor-e-al-es-teez.
Named By: M.‭ ‬Waldman‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Savage‭ ‬-‭ ‬1972.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Therapsida,‭ ‬Cynodontia,‭ ‬Docodonta.
Species: B.‭ ‬serendipitus‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬cuillinensis.
Diet: ‭I‬nsectivore‭?‬/Omnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Scotland,‭ ‬Isle of Skye‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kilmaluag Formation.
Time period: Bathonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Teeth,‭ ‬jaws and partial post cranial remains.

       Borealestes is a genus of docodont therapsid that lived in Scotland during the Permian.‭ ‬A former species B.‭ ‬mussettae,‭ ‬has now been given its own genus,‭ ‬Dobunnodon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The first Jurassic mammal from Scotland.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of the Geological Society‭ ‬128:119-125.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Waldman‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Savage‭ ‬-‭ ‬1972.
-‭ ‬The morphology of the petrosal and stapes of Borealestes‭ (‬Mammaliaformes,‭ ‬Docodonta‭) ‬from the Middle Jurassic of Skye,‭ ‬Scotland.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Papers in Palaeontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Panciroli,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson‭ & ‬Z.-X.‭ ‬Liu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
-‭ ‬The mandible and dentition of Borealestes serendipitus‭ (‬Docodonta‭) ‬from the Middle Jurassic of Skye,‭ ‬Scotland.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology,‭ ‬39‭(‬3‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Panciroli,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson‭ & ‬Z.-X.‭ ‬Liu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
-‭ ‬New species of mammaliaform and the cranium of Borealestes‭ (‬Mammaliformes:‭ ‬Docodonta‭) ‬from the Middle Jurassic of the British Isles.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Panciroli,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Fernandez,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Fraser,‭ ‬Z.‭ ‬-X.‭ ‬Luo‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬Walsh‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.


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