Litomylus Simpson 1935 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1935. New Paleocene mammals from the Fort Union of Montana. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 83:221-244

Parent taxon: Apheliscidae according to J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell 2012

See also Archibald 1998, Carroll 1988, Scott et al. 2002, Simpson 1935, Williamson and Weil 2011 and Zack et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Aletodon, Apheliscinae, Apheliscus, Dorraletes, Gingerichia, Haplaletes, Haplomylus, Louisininae, Phenacodaptes, Utemylus

Subtaxa: Litomylus aequidens Litomylus dissentaneus Litomylus grandaletes Litomylus ishami Litomylus orthronepius Litomylus scaphicus

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Type: Litomylus dissentaneus

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Paleocene of Canada (3: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (27: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

Total: 30 collections including 32 occurrences

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