Brachyerix incertis Matthew 1924 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Alternative combination: Talpa incerta

Synonym: Metechinus fergusoni Henshaw 1942

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

See also Henshaw 1942 and Matthew 1924

Sister taxa: Brachyerix hibbardi, Brachyerix macrotis, Brachyerix richi

Type specimens:

  • Brachyerix incertis: Its type locality is Trojan Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Olcott Formation of Nebraska
  • Metechinus fergusoni: Its type locality is Tonopah, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in Nevada.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (7: California, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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