Scenopagus edenensis McGrew et al. 1959 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae

Alternative combination: Diacodon edenensis

Synonym: Scenopagus mcgrewi McKenna and Simpson 1959

Full reference: P. O. McGrew, J. E. Berman, M. K. Hecht, J. M. Hummel, G. G. Simpson and A. E. Wood. 1959. The geology and paleontology of the Elk Mountain and Tabernacle Butte area, Wyoming. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 117(3):117-176

Belongs to Scenopagus according to M. J. Novacek 1982

See also Gazin 1976, Krishtalka 1976, McGrew et al. 1959, McGrew and Sullivan 1971, McKenna et al. 1962 and McKenna and Simpson 1959

Sister taxa: Scenopagus curtidens, Scenopagus hewettensis, Scenopagus priscus

Type specimens:

  • Scenopagus edenensis: Its type locality is Morrow Creek Locality 10, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Green River Formation of Wyoming
  • Scenopagus mcgrewi: Its type locality is Misery Quarry, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (24: Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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