†family Apheliscidae Matthew 1918 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae

Parent taxon: Macroscelidea according to J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell 2012

See also Rose et al. 2012 and Zack et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Adapisoricidae, Adunator, Amphilemuridae, Litocherus, Louisinidae, Macroscelididae

Subtaxa: Aletodon Apheliscinae Apheliscus Dorraletes Gingerichia Haplaletes Haplomylus Litomylus Louisininae Phenacodaptes Utemylus

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of China (1 collection), Morocco (1), United States (306: Colorado, Mississippi, New Mexico, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (136: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 448 collections including 578 occurrences

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