Eoryctes Thewissen and Gingerich 1989 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Palaeoryctidae

Full reference: J. G. M. Thewissen and P. D. Gingerich. 1989. Skull and Endocranial Cast of Eoructes melanus, a New Palaeoryctid (Mammalia: Insectivora) from the Early Eocene of Western North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(4):459-470

Parent taxon: Palaeoryctidae according to A. V. Lopatin 2006

See also McKenna and Bell 1997 and Thewissen and Gingerich 1989

Sister taxa: Aaptoryctes, Aceroryctes, Deltatheridiinae, Didelphodontinae, Jarveia, Lainoryctes, Nuryctes, Ottoryctes, Palaeoryctes, Palaeoryctinae, Pararyctes, Pinoryctes, Voltaia

Subtaxa: Eoryctes melanus

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Type: Eoryctes melanus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (6: Wyoming collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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