Macrocranion nitens Matthew 1918 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae

Alternative combinations: Entomolestes nitens, Scenopagus nitens

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. A revision of the Lower Eocene Wasatch and Wind River faunas. Part V. Insectivora (Continued), Glires, Edentata. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(16):429-483

Belongs to Macrocranion according to T. Smith et al. 2002

See also Guthrie 1971, Krishtalka 1976, Krishtalka and West 1977, Matthew 1918 and Robinson 1968

Sister taxa: Macrocranion germonpreae, Macrocranion junnei, Macrocranion robinsoni, Macrocranion tenerum, Macrocranion tupaiodon, Macrocranion vandebroeki

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Eocene of Belgium (1 collection), France (3), United States (27: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming)

• Paleocene to Eocene of France (1)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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