Kabirmys qarunensis is an extinct species of anomaluroid (scaly-tailed flying squirrel) rodent from the earliest late Eocene of the Birket Qarun Formation from northern Egypt. So far, it was monotypic in its genus. It was described in September 2010 by Hesham Sallam, Erik Seiffert, Elwyn Simons, and Chlöe Brindley based on isolated teeth, partial mandibles, and an edentulous partial maxilla. It is noteworthy for being the largest known Eocene anomaluroid.[1]

Kabirmys
Temporal range: Late Eocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Anomaluridae
Genus: Kabirmys
Sallam, Seiffert, Simons & Brindley, 2010
Species:
K. qarunensis
Binomial name
Kabirmys qarunensis
Sallam, Seiffert, Simons & Brindley, 2010 (type)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hesham M. Sallam; Erik R. Seiffert; Elwyn L. Simons; Chlöe Brindley (2010). "A large-bodied anomaluroid rodent from the earliest late Eocene of Egypt: phylogenetic and biogeographic implications". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30 (5): 1579–1593. doi:10.1080/02724634.2010.501439.