Metechinus amplior Rich 1981 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: T. H. V. Rich. 1981. Origin and History of the Erinaceinae and Brachyericinae (Mammalia, Insectivora) in North America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 171(1):1-116

Belongs to Metechinus according to T. H. V. Rich 1981

See also Korth and Evander 2016

Sister taxon: Metechinus nevadensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Santa Cruz, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Tesuque Formation of New Mexico

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (21: California, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico collections)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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