Name: Yubaatar (Henan‭ ‬Province hero‭)‬.
Phonetic: Yu-bah-tar.
Named By: L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Pu,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lü‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Meng - 2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Multituberculata.
Species: Y.‭ ‬zhongyuanensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
Size: Skull estimate at‭ ‬7‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Henan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Qiupa Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.

       Yubaatar is a genus multituberculate mammal that lived in China during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬With a reconstructed skull size of seven centimetres,‭ ‬Yubaatar was at the time of‭ ‬the genus description one of the larger known multituberculate mammals known to have been living in Asia during the late Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Largest known Mesozoic multituberculate from Eurasia and implications for multituberculate evolution and biology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports‭ ‬5‭(‬14950‭)‬:1-11.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Pu,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lü‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Meng - 2015.


Random favourites