Scenopagus priscus Marsh 1872 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae

Alternative combination: Nyctitherium priscum

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part I. American Journal of Science 4(20):122-128

Belongs to Scenopagus according to C. L. Gazin 1976

Sister taxa: Scenopagus curtidens, Scenopagus edenensis, Scenopagus hewettensis

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (20: California, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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