Macrocranion vandebroeki Quinet 1964 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae

Alternative combination: Dormaalius vandebroeki

Synonym: Dormaalius simonsi Quinet 1964

Belongs to Macrocranion according to T. Smith et al. 2002

See also Novacek et al. 1985

Sister taxa: Macrocranion germonpreae, Macrocranion junnei, Macrocranion nitens, Macrocranion robinsoni, Macrocranion tenerum, Macrocranion tupaiodon

Type specimens:

  • Macrocranion vandebroeki: IRSNB M 66, a mandible (lower jaw with P4 and alveoli for other teeth). Its type locality is Dormaal, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Tienen Formation of Belgium.
  • Dormaalius simonsi:

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), France (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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