Eoryctes melanus Thewissen and Gingerich 1989 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Palaeoryctidae

Full reference: J. G. M. Thewissen and P. D. Gingerich. 1989. Skull and Endocranial Cast of Eoructes melanus, a New Palaeoryctid (Mammalia: Insectivora) from the Early Eocene of Western North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(4):459-470

Belongs to Eoryctes according to J. G. M. Thewissen and P. D. Gingerich 1989

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UM 68074, a partial skull (cranium and fragment of left dentary). Its type locality is SC-133, which is in a Wasatchian wet floodplain wackestone/carbonate in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (6: Wyoming collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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