Named By: Shundong Bi, Yuanqing Wang, Jian Guan, Xia Sheng & Jin Meng - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Theriiformes, Allotheria, Euharamiyida.
Species: S. lui (type).
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Tiaojishan Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Shenshou is a genus of possibly arboreal mammal that lived in China during the Jurassic. As a genus Shenshou shows a strong resemblance to modern squirrels, however it is thought that Shenshou is not a direct ancestor, but merely a case of looking similar through convergent evolution.
- Three new Jurassic euharamiyidan species reinforce early divergence of mammals. - Nature. - Shundong Bi, Yuanqing Wang, Jian Guan, Xia Sheng & Jin Meng - 2014.