Plesiosorex schaffneri Engesser 1972 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Plesiosoricidae

Full reference: B. Engesser. 1972. Die obermiozäne Säugetierfauna von Anwil (Baselland); (The Upper Miocene mammalian fauna of Anwil, Baselland). Tätigkeitsberichte der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Baselland 28:35-364

Belongs to Plesiosorex according to R. Ziegler 2009

See also Engesser 1972

Sister taxa: Plesiosorex aydarlensis, Plesiosorex coloradensis, Plesiosorex donroosai, Plesiosorex evolutus, Plesiosorex germanicus, Plesiosorex greeni, Plesiosorex latidens, Plesiosorex soricinoides, Plesiosorex styriacus

Type specimen: NMB AL 149, Naturhist. Museum Basel, a mandible (Mand. dext. i2, p4-m3,). Its type locality is Anwil, Baselland, which is in a MN 7 + 8 fluvial-lacustrine horizon in Switzerland.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Germany (2 collections), Hungary (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.