†family Changlelestidae Tong and Wang 1993 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Changlelestidae

Full reference: Y. Tong and J. Wang. 1993. A New Soricomorph (Mammalia, Insectivora) from the Early Eocene of Wutu Basin, Shandong. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 31(1):19-32

Parent taxon: Soricomorpha according to Y. Tong 1997

See also Tong and Wang 1993

Sister taxa: Heterosoricidae, Nycticonodon, Nyctitheriidae, Parapternodontidae, Plesiosoricidae, Solenodon, Soricidae, Soricota

Subtaxa: Changlelestes Ernosorex Tupaiodontinae

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Type: Changlelestes

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of China (3 collections), Mongolia (20)

• Eocene of China (8), Mongolia (3)

Total: 34 collections including 39 occurrences

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