Amphechinus akespensis Lopatin 1999 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: A. V. Lopatin. 1999. Oligocene and Early Miocene Insectivores (Mammalia) from Western Kazakhstan. Paleontological Journal 33(2):182-191

Belongs to Amphechinus according to A. V. Lopatin 1999

Sister taxa: Amphechinus arvernensis, Amphechinus baudelotae, Amphechinus edwardsi, Amphechinus ellicottae, Amphechinus ginsburgi, Amphechinus golpeae, Amphechinus horncloudi, Amphechinus intermedius, Amphechinus kansuensis, Amphechinus kreuzae, Amphechinus major, Amphechinus minimus, Amphechinus minutissimus, Amphechinus robinsoni, Amphechinus taatsiingolensis, Palerinaceus (Postpalerinaceus)

Type specimen: PIN 210/735, a mandible (sin. with p4-m2). Its type locality is Akespe, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial shale/claystone in the Aral Formation of Kazakhstan.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Akespe

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