Phenacodaptes sabulosus Jepsen 1930 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae

Alternative combination: Apheliscus sabulosus

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 Phenacodaptes according to S. P. Zack et al. 2005

See also Jepsen 1930 and Rose 1981

Sister taxa: none

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

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Clarkforkian of United States (3: Montana, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (8: Colorado, Wyoming)

Total: 11 collections including 12 occurrences

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