Leipsanolestes siegfriedti Simpson 1928 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Alternative combinations: Entomolestes siegfriedti, Leptacodon siegfriedti, Talpavus siegfriedti

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1928. A new mammalian fauna from the Fort Union of southern Montana. American Museum Novitates 297:1-15

Belongs to Leipsanolestes according to M. J. Novacek et al. 1985

See also Bown and Schankler 1982, Delson 1971, Gazin 1949, Krishtalka 1976, McKenna 1960, Rose 1981, Simpson 1928, Simpson 1929 and Simpson 1935

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Bear Creek, which is in a Clarkforkian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Montana

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (6: Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (5: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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