Apheliscus Cope 1875 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae

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

See also Alroy 2002, Archibald 1998, Schlosser 1877 and Zack et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Aletodon, Apheliscinae, Dorraletes, Gingerichia, Haplaletes, Haplomylus, Litomylus, Louisininae, Phenacodaptes, Utemylus

Subtaxa: Apheliscus chydaeus Apheliscus insidiosus Apheliscus nitidus Apheliscus wapitiensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (117: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (32: Colorado, Wyoming)

Total: 149 collections including 151 occurrences

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