Amphechinus ellicottae Martin and Lim 2004 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: L. D. Martin and J.-D. Lim. 2004. New insectivores from the Early Miocene of Nebraska, USA and the Hemingfordian faunal exchange. Mammalian Biology 69(3):202-209

Belongs to Amphechinus according to L. D. Martin and J.-D. Lim 2004

Sister taxa: Amphechinus akespensis, Amphechinus arvernensis, Amphechinus baudelotae, Amphechinus edwardsi, Amphechinus ginsburgi, Amphechinus golpeae, Amphechinus horncloudi, Amphechinus intermedius, Amphechinus kansuensis, Amphechinus kreuzae, Amphechinus major, Amphechinus minimus, Amphechinus minutissimus, Amphechinus robinsoni, Amphechinus taatsiingolensis, Palerinaceus (Postpalerinaceus)

Type specimen: UNSM 11674, a mandible (left ramus with I1, P4, M2-3). Its type locality is Van Tassel (Lower), which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Van Tassel (Lower)

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