A Third, Remarkably Small, Tribosphenic Mammal from the Mesozoic of Australia

Thomas H. Rich, Peter Trusler, Lesley Kool, David Pickering*, Alistair Evans, Karen Siu, Anton Maksimenko, Martin Kundrat, Neil J. Gostling, Steven Morton, Patricia Vickers-Rich

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A third species of tribosphenic mammal is now known from Australia. Owing to the fragmentary nature of the two specimens on which this new, diminutive species is based, its affinities within the tribosphenic Mammalia are uncertain. When better known, they could well prove to belong to the Ausktribosphenidae. In estimated body mass, 2 g, the new species is amongst the smallest mammals known.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiological Consequences of Plate Tectonics
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives on Post-Gondwana Break-up—A Tribute to Ashok Sahni
EditorsGuntupalli V R Prasad, Rajeev Patnaik
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030497538
ISBN (Print)9783030497521
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)1877-9077
ISSN (Electronic)1877-9085


  • Ausktribosphenidae
  • Australia
  • Batodonoides
  • Cretaceous
  • Samson effect

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