Deinogalerix koenigswaldi Freudenthal 1972 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: M. Freudenthal. 1972. Deinogalerix koenigswaldi nov. gen., nov. spec., a giant insctivore from the Neogene of Italy. Scripta Geologica 14:1-19

Belongs to Deinogalerix according to P. M. Butler 1980

See also Freudenthal 1972 and Savorelli et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Deinogalerix brevirostris, Deinogalerix freudenthali, Deinogalerix intermedius, Deinogalerix masinii, Deinogalerix minor, Deinogalerix samniticus

Type specimen: RGM 177777-177884, a skeleton (Larger part of skeleton incl. skull). Its type locality is San Giovannino, which is in a Vallesian/Turolian fissure fill horizon in Italy.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene of Italy (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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