Stygimys kuszmauli Sloan and Van Valen 1965 (multituberculate)

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Eucosmodontidae

Synonym: Stygimys cupressus Fox 1989

Full reference: R. E. Sloan and L. Van Valen. 1965. Cretaceous mammals from Montana. Science 148(3667):220-227

Belongs to Stygimys according to D. L. Lofgren et al. 2005

See also Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska 1979, Fox 1989, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004 and Sloan and Van Valen 1965

Sister taxa: Stygimys camptorhiza, Stygimys gratus, Stygimys jepseni, Stygimys teilhardi, Stygimys vastus

Type specimens:

  • Stygimys kuszmauli: U.M.V.P. 1478, a mandible (left lower jaw fragment with I and alveoli for P4 and M1). Its type locality is Bug Creek Anthills, which is in a Puercan terrestrial horizon in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana.
  • Stygimys cupressus: UALVP 22767, a tooth (left p4). Its type locality is Long Fall Horizon, Rav W-1, which is in a Puercan fine channel fill siliciclastic in the Ravenscrag Formation of Canada.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (35: Montana, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 35 collections each including a single occurrence

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