Amphechinus horncloudi Macdonald 1970 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Alternative combination: Palaeoerinaceus horncloudi

Full reference: J. R. Macdonald. 1970. Review of the Miocene Wounded Knee faunas of southwestern South Dakota. Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Science 8:165-82

Belongs to Amphechinus according to T. H. V. Rich 1981

See also Macdonald 1970 and Rich and Rasmussen 1973

Sister taxa: Amphechinus akespensis, Amphechinus arvernensis, Amphechinus baudelotae, Amphechinus edwardsi, Amphechinus ellicottae, Amphechinus ginsburgi, Amphechinus golpeae, Amphechinus intermedius, Amphechinus kansuensis, Amphechinus kreuzae, Amphechinus major, Amphechinus minimus, Amphechinus minutissimus, Amphechinus robinsoni, Amphechinus taatsiingolensis, Palerinaceus (Postpalerinaceus)

Type specimen: Its type locality is Monroe Creek (SDSM V-6229), which is in a Monroecreekian terrestrial horizon in the Monroe Creek Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: Colorado collection)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Montana)

• Oligocene of United States (3: South Dakota)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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