Elpidophorus Simpson 1927 (colugo)

Mammalia - Dermoptera

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1927. Mammalian fauna and correlation of the Paskapoo Formation of Alberta. American Museum Novitates 268:1-10

Parent taxon: Dermoptera according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

See also McKenna and Bell 1997, Rose 1975, Scott et al. 2013, Simpson 1927, Simpson 1936 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Dermotherium, Eudermoptera, Galeopithecoidea, Plagiomene, Planetetherium, Worlandia

Subtaxa: Elpidophorus elegans Elpidophorus minor

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Type: Elpidophorus elegans

Ecology: arboreal folivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (14: Alberta collections), United States (9: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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