Creature information
Scientific name : Zalambdalestes lechei
Time period : Late Cretaceous period
Primary diet : Omnivore
In the series

Zalambdalestes mother with their babies in a subterranean gallery.

Zalambdalestes was a shrew-like animal with a long snout, long teeth, a small brain and relatively large eyes. It was about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long, with a head only 5 centimetres (2 in) long. It had strong front paws and even stronger rear ones, but its claws were not opposable, so it is unlikely to have climbed trees. Its diet was probably composed mainly of insects that it hunted in the forest undergrowth using its sharp, interlocking teeth.[2][100-66]