Amphechinus Aymard 1850 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Synonyms: Palaeoerinaceus Filhol 1897, Palerinaceus Crusafont and Villalta 1947 [objective synonym]

Parent taxon: Amphechinini according to A. V. Lopatin 2002

See also Alroy 2002, Bendukidze et al. 2009, Lopatin 2003, McKenna and Bell 1997, Pickford et al. 2000, Rich 1981 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: none

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

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Germany (4), Kenya (5), Mongolia (9), Namibia (1), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (2), United States (1: Colorado)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Montana)

• Oligocene to Miocene of China (1), Mongolia (1)

• Oligocene of China (9), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (7), Mongolia (18), Switzerland (1), United States (3: South Dakota)

• Eocene of Mongolia (1)

Total: 75 collections including 99 occurrences

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