Gelastops Simpson 1935 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Cimolestidae

Synonym: Emperodon Simpson 1935

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: Cimolestidae according to B. J. Burger 2007

See also Gazin 1949, Lopatin 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Simpson 1935, Simpson 1937, Van Valen 1966, Van Valen 1967 and Wilson 1985

Sister taxa: Aboletylestes, Acmeodon, Alveugena, Avunculus, Bagalestes, Batodon, Betonnia, Chacopterygus, Cimolestes, Ilerdoryctes, Maelestes, Naranius, Paleotomus, Procerberus, Puercolestes, Suratilestes, Telacodon

Subtaxa: Gelastops joni Gelastops parcus

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Type: Gelastops parcus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (17: Colorado, Montana, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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