Dinosorex Engesser 1972 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae

Full reference: B. Engesser. 1972. Die obermiozäne Säugetierfauna von Anwil (Baselland); (The Upper Miocene mammalian fauna of Anwil, Baselland). Tätigkeitsberichte der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Baselland 28:35-364

Parent taxon: Heterosoricinae according to R. Ziegler 1998

See also Carroll 1988, Engesser 1972, Engesser 1975 and Rzebik-Kowalska 1994

Sister taxa: Atasorex, Domnina, Gobisorex, Heterosorex, Ingentisorex, Lusorex, Paradomnina, Quercysorex, Sorex kinkelini

Subtaxa: Dinosorex anatolicus Dinosorex engesseri Dinosorex huerzeleri Dinosorex pachygnathus Dinosorex sansaniensis Dinosorex zapfei

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Type: Sorex sansaniensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (7 collections), China (1), Germany (14), Hungary (2), Poland (2), Serbia and Montenegro (3), Slovakia (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (6), Turkey (7)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Greece (1), Switzerland (2)

Total: 49 collections including 51 occurrences

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