Palaeoscaptor acridens Matthew and Granger 1924 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1924. New insectivores and ruminants from the Tertiary of Mongolia, with remarks on the correlation. American Museum Novitates 105:1-7

Belongs to Palaeoscaptor according to W. D. Matthew and W. Granger 1924

See also Wang and Qiu 2004

Sister taxa: Palaeoscaptor gigas, Palaeoscaptor rectus, Palaeoscaptor tenuis

Type specimen: AMNH 19138, a mandible (sin. with p4-m3). Its type locality is 15 miles east of Loh, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in the Hsanda Gol Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mongolia (4 collections)

• Oligocene of China (3), Kazakhstan (2), Mongolia (21)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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