Nyctitherium Marsh 1872 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae

Synonym: Nyctilestes Marsh 1872

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part I. American Journal of Science 4(20):122-128

Parent taxon: Nyctitheriidae according to R. Smith 2006

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Gazin 1976, Hooker 1986, Krishtalka 1976, Lopatin 2006, Matthew 1909, Robinson 1968, Schlosser 1877 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Amphidozotheriinae, Asionyctiinae, Ceutholestes, Eosoricodontinae, Leptacodon, Limaconyssus, Nyctitheriinae, Paradoxonycteris soricodon, Placentidentinae, Plagioctenoides, Praolestinae, Talpilestinae, Yuanqulestes

Subtaxa: Nyctilestes serotinus Nyctitherium christopheri Nyctitherium gunnelli Nyctitherium priscus Nyctitherium serotinum Nyctitherium velox

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Type: Nyctitherium velox

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Eocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan collections), United States (38: California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (3: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 45 collections including 48 occurrences

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