Litomylus scaphicus Gazin 1956 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae

Full reference: C. L. Gazin. 1956. Palaeocene mammalian faunas of the Bison Basin in south-central Wyoming. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 131(6):1-57

Belongs to Litomylus according to R. Secord 1998

See also Gazin 1956, Rigby 1980 and Van Valen 1978

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

Type specimen: USNM 21014, a mandible. Its type locality is Saddle, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Paleocene of United States (3: Wyoming collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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