Hesperoscalops rexroadi Hibbard 1941 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Alternative combination: Scalopus rexroadi

Full reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1941. New Mammals from the Rexroad Fauna, Upper Pliocene of Kansas. American Midland Naturalist 26(2):337-368

Belongs to Hesperoscalops according to R. H. Tedford et al. 1987

See also Dalquest 1983, Hibbard 1941, Hutchison 1968 and Kurten and Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Hesperoscalops blancoensis, Hesperoscalops mcgrewi, Hesperoscalops ruficervus, Hesperoscalops sewardensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Rexroad KU Locality 2a, which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Rexroad Formation of Kansas

Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Blancan of United States (7: Kansas, Texas collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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