Palaeictops bridgeri Simpson 1959 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Leptictida - Leptictidae

Alternative combination: Diacodon bridgeri

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1959. Two new records from the Bridger Middle Eocene of Tabernacle Butte, Wyoming. American Museum Novitates 1966.:1-5

Belongs to Palaeictops according to P. M. Velazco and M. J. Novacek 2016

See also Gazin 1976, McKenna et al. 1962, Novacek 1977, Novacek 1982 and Simpson 1959

Sister taxa: Palaeictops altimontis, Palaeictops bicuspis, Palaeictops borealis, Palaeictops matthewi, Palaeictops multicuspis, Palaeictops robustus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Tabernacle Butte Locality 6, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (9: Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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