Amphechinus taatsiingolensis Ziegler et al. 2007 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: R. Ziegler, T. Dahlmann, and G. Storch. 2007. 4. Marsupialia, Erinaceomorpha and Soricomorpha (Mammalia). Oligocene-Miocene Vertebrates from the Valley of Lakes (Central Mongolia): Morphology, phylogenetic and stratigraphic implications. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 108A:53-164

Belongs to Amphechinus according to R. Ziegler et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Amphechinus akespensis, Amphechinus arvernensis, Amphechinus baudelotae, Amphechinus edwardsi, Amphechinus ellicottae, Amphechinus ginsburgi, Amphechinus golpeae, Amphechinus horncloudi, Amphechinus intermedius, Amphechinus kansuensis, Amphechinus kreuzae, Amphechinus major, Amphechinus minimus, Amphechinus minutissimus, Amphechinus robinsoni, Palerinaceus (Postpalerinaceus)

Type specimen: NHMW 2005z0152/0001, a mandible (sin. with p4-m3). Its type locality is Taatsiin Gol West, Valley of Lakes, Central Mongolia, section TGW-A, which is in an Oligocene dry floodplain sandstone/mudstone in the Loh Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore


• Miocene of Mongolia (9 collections)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Mongolia (1)

• Oligocene of Mongolia (8)

Total: 18 collections including 21 occurrences

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