Litocherus zygeus Gingerich 1983 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1983. New Adapisoricidae, Pentacodontidae, and Hyopsodontidae (Mammalia, Insectivora and Condylarthra) from the late Paleocene ofWyoming and Colorado. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 26(11):227-255

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

See also Gingerich 1983

Sister taxa: Litocherus lacunatus, Litocherus notissimus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Cedar Point Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian fluvial-lacustrine siliciclastic in the Fort Union Formation of Wyoming

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Paleocene of Canada (7: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (3: North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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