Largest known Mesozoic multituberculate from Eurasia and implications for multituberculate evolution and biology

  title={Largest known Mesozoic multituberculate from Eurasia and implications for multituberculate evolution and biology},
  author={Li Xu and Xingliao Zhang and Hanyong Pu and Songhai Jia and Jiming Zhang and Junchang L{\"u} and Jin Meng},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
A new multituberculate, Yubaartar zhongyuanensis gen. and sp. nov., is reported from the Upper Cretaceous of Luanchuan County, Henan Province, China. The holotype of the new taxon is a partial skeleton with nearly complete cranium and associated lower jaws with in situ dentitions. The new species is the southern-most record of a Late Cretaceous multituberculate from outside of the Mongolian Plateau in Asia and represents the largest known Mesozoic multituberculate from Eurasia. The new specimen… 

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