Auroralestes Holroyd et al. 2004 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Synonym: Eolestes Bown and Schankler 1982 [replaced name]

Full reference: P. A. Holroyd, T. M. Bown, and D. M. Schankler. 2004. Auroralestes, gen. nov., a replacement name for Eolestes Bown and Schankler, 1982, a preoccupied name. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):979

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to M. J. Novacek et al. 1985

See also Bown and Schankler 1982, Carroll 1988, Holroyd et al. 2004 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Adapisoricinae, Brachyericinae, Cedrocherus, Changlelestinae, Dartonius, Dimylechinus, Entomolestes, Erinaceinae, Galericinae, Galerix, Hylomyinae, Lantanotherium, Lanthanotherium, Leipsanolestes, Litocherinae, Litolestes, Luchenus, Mellalechinus, Ocajila, Oncocherus, Palaeoscaptor, Parvericius, Proterix, Silvacola, Stenoechinus, Untermannerix

Subtaxa: Auroralestes simpsoni

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Type: Leipsanolestes simpsoni

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at No Water (590') (Eocene of Wyoming)

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