Amphechinus major 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 minimus, Amphechinus minutissimus, Amphechinus robinsoni, Amphechinus taatsiingolensis, Palerinaceus (Postpalerinaceus)

Type specimen: NHMW 2005z0198/0001, a tooth (M1 sup. dext.). Its type locality is DEL-B/12, Valley of Lakes, Central Mongolia, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in the Hsanda Gol Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene to Miocene of Mongolia (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Mongolia (11)

Total: 12 collections including 13 occurrences

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