Name: Zalambdalestes ‭(‬much-like-lambda robber‭)‬.
Phonetic: Za-lam-dah-less-teez.
Named By: W.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Gregory & G.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Simpson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1926.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Eutheria,‭ ‬Anagalida,‭ ‬Zalambdalestidae.
Species: Z.‭ ‬lechei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: About‭ ‬20‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Djadokhta Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Zalambdalestes has been interpreted as a Eutherian mammal,‭ ‬though it has also been considered to have been an early placental mammal.‭ ‬Zalambdalestes would have been similar to shrews today,‭ ‬hunting for insects while trying to avoid predatory dinosaurs such as the dromaeosaurid Mahakala and the troodont Byronosaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Cretaceous mammal skulls from Mongolia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ ‬225:1-20.‭ ‬-‭ ‬W.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬Gregory & G.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Simpson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1926.
-‭ ‬New data on the skull and dentition in the Mongolian Late Cretaceous eutherian mammal Zalambdalestes.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bulletin Of The American Museum Of Natural History‭ ‬281,‭ ‬1-144.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Wible,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Novacek‭ & ‬G.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Rougier‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.


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