Litomylus dissentaneus Simpson 1935 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae

Synonyms: Litomylus osceolae Van Valen 1978, Litomylus scaphiscus Gazin 1956

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 Litomylus according to G. G. Simpson 1935

See also Gazin 1956, Rigby 1980, Van Valen 1978, Williamson 1996 and Williamson and Lucas 1993

Sister taxa: Litomylus aequidens, Litomylus grandaletes, Litomylus ishami, Litomylus orthronepius, Litomylus scaphicus

Type specimens:

  • Litomylus dissentaneus: Its type locality is Gidley Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana
  • Litomylus osceolae:
  • Litomylus scaphiscus: USNM 21020, a mandible. Its type locality is Ledge, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (17: Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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