†family Parapternodontidae Asher et al. 2002 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Parapternodontidae

Full reference: R. J. Asher, M. C. McKenna, R. J. Emry, A. R. Tabrum, and D. G. Kron. 2002. Morphology and relationships of Apternodus and other extinct, zalambdodont, placental mammals. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 273:1-117

Parent taxon: Soricomorpha according to K. D. Rose et al. 2012

See also Asher et al. 2002

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

Subtaxa: Koniaryctes Parapternodus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (5: Wyoming collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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