Archaeodesmana major Rümke 1985 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Alternative combination: Dibolia major

Full reference: C. G. Rümke. 1985. A review of fossil and recent Desmaninae (Talpidae, Insectivora). Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletins 4:1-241

Belongs to Archaeodesmana according to R. Hutterer 1995

See also Martín-Suárez et al. 2001 and Rümke 1985

Sister taxa: Archaeodesmana adroveri, Archaeodesmana baetica, Archaeodesmana brailloni, Archaeodesmana dekkersi, Archaeodesmana luteyni, Archaeodesmana primigenia, Archaeodesmana turolense, Archaeodesmana vinea, Dibolia pontica, Dibolia turolensis, Dibolia bifida

Type specimen: Ma7-537, a tooth (p3 dex.). Its type locality is Masada del Valle 7, which is in the Turolian of marl the Alfambra Formation Spain.

Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Spain (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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