Litolestes ignotus Jepsen 1930 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: G. L. Jepsen. 1930. New Vertebrate Fossils from the Lower Eocene of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 69(1):117-131

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

See also Jepsen 1930

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Princeton Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Wyoming

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (6: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (6: Wyoming)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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