Apatemys pygmaeus Beard and Dawson 2009 (insectivoran)

Mammalia - Insectivora - Apatemyidae

Full reference: K. C. Beard and M. R. Dawson. 2009. Early Wasatchian mammals of the Red Hot local fauna, uppermost Tuscahoma Formation, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Annals of Carnegie Museum 78(3):193-243

Belongs to Apatemys according to K. C. Beard and M. R. Dawson 2009

Sister taxa: Apatemys bellulus, Apatemys bellus, Apatemys chardini, Apatemys downsi, Apatemys hendryi, Apatemys mutiniacus, Apatemys prouti, Apatemys rodens, Apatemys sigogneauae, Apatemys sigogneaui, Apatemys teilhardi, Apatemys uintensis

Type specimen: CM 70442, a tooth (right M2). Its type locality is Red Hot, which is in a Wasatchian estuary/bay sandstone in the Tuscahoma Formation of Mississippi.

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution: found only at Red Hot

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