Oligoryctes Hough 1956 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Apternodontidae

Full reference: J. Hough. 1956. A new insectivore from the Oligocene of the Wind River Basin, Wyoming, with notes on the taxonomy of the Oligocene Tenrecoidea. Journal of Paleontology 30(3):531-541

Parent taxon: Apternodontidae according to A. V. Lopatin 2003

See also Asher et al. 2002, Hough 1956, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Apternodontinae, Apternodus, Asiapternodontinae, Iconapternodus, Oligoryctinae, Parapternodontinae

Subtaxa: Oligoryctes altitalonidus Oligoryctes cameronensis

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Type: Oligoryctes cameronensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Oligocene of United States (3: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota collections)

• Eocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan), United States (22: California, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 28 collections including 31 occurrences

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