Diacocherus dockeryi Beard and Dawson 2009 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea

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 Diacocherus according to K. C. Beard and M. R. Dawson 2009

Sister taxa: Adunator abditus, Adunator amplus, Adunator fredericki, Adunator ladae, Adunator lehmani, Adunator martinezi, Adunator meizon, Adunator minutus

Type specimen: CM 70452, a tooth (left m1). Its type locality is Red Hot, which is in a Wasatchian estuary/bay sandstone in the Tuscahoma Formation of Mississippi.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution: found only at Red Hot

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