Gelastops parcus Simpson 1935 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Cimolestidae

Synonym: Emperodon acmeodontoides 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

Belongs to Gelastops according to B. J. Burger 2007

See also Simpson 1935, Simpson 1937 and Van Valen 1966

Sister taxon: Gelastops joni

Type specimens:

  • Gelastops parcus: Its type locality is Gidley Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana
  • Emperodon acmeodontoides:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Paleocene of United States (8: Colorado, Montana, Wyoming collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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