Proscalops miocaenus Matthew 1901 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Proscalopidae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1901. Fossil mammals of the Tertiary of northeastern Colorado: Ameican Museum collection of 1898. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(7):353-447

Belongs to Proscalops according to A. D. Barnosky 1981

See also Matthew 1901

Sister taxa: Proscalops evelynae, Proscalops intermedius, Proscalops secundus, Proscalops tertius

Type specimen: AMNH 8949a, a partial skull (broken skull with posterior rostrum, zygomatic arch, P2-M3, and occluded posterior part of mandible with M1-M3). Its type locality is Vista, which is in a Whitneyan terrestrial horizon in the White River Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (3: Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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