Mystipterus Hall 1930 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Synonym: Mydecodon Wilson 1960

Parent taxon: Talpidae according to L. Van Valen 1967

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Hutchison 1968 and Korth 1994

Sister taxa: Achlyoscapter, Asthenoscapter, Chrysochlorina, Condylura, Desmana, Desmaninae, Desmanodon, Domninoides, Eotalpa, Galeospalax, Hesperoscalops, Hugueneya, Hyporyssus, Lemoynea, Mogera, Mongolopala, Neurotrichus, Oreotalpa, Parascalops, Proscalopinae, Quadrodens, Scalopus, Scapanoscapter, Scapanus, Scaptochirus, Scaptogale, Soricina, Suleimaninae, Talpa, Talpina, Talpinae, Tegulariscaptor, Tenrecina, Tupaina, Uropsilinae

Subtaxa: Mystipterus martini Mystipterus pacificus Mystipterus vespertilio

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Type: Mystipterus vespertilio

Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (22: Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Montana)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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