†family Plesiosoricidae Winge 1917 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Plesiosoricidae

Synonym: Butselidae Quinet and Misonne 1965

Parent taxon: Soricomorpha according to R. Ziegler 2009

See also Korth and Evander 2016, Lopatin 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Novacek et al. 1985 and Van Valen 1967

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

Subtaxa: Butselia Butseliinae Ordolestes Pakilestes Plesiosorex Plesiosoricinae Pseudoneurogymnurus Siamosorex

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Type: Plesiosorex

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (5: Nebraska collections)

• Miocene of Austria (3), Germany (4), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Poland (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Switzerland (6), United States (22: Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of Belgium (2), Germany (3), Thailand (1)

• Eocene of Mexico (1), Mongolia (1), Pakistan (1)

Total: 54 collections including 56 occurrences

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