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Palaeoscaptor Matthew and Granger 1924 (hedgehog)

Osteichthyes - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 106775

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1924. New insectivores and ruminants from the Tertiary of Mongolia, with remarks on the correlation. American Museum Novitates 105:1-7

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to B.-Y. Wang and Z.-X. Qiu 2004

Sister taxa: Adapisoricinae, Auroralestes, Brachyericinae, Cedrocherus, Changlelestinae, Dartonius, Dimylechinus, Entomolestes, Erinaceinae, Galericinae, Galerix, Hylomyinae, Lanthanotherium, Leipsanolestes, Litocherinae, Litolestes, Luchenus, Mellalechinus, Ocajila, Oncocherus, Parvericius, Proterix, Silvacola, Stenoechinus, Untermannerix

Subtaxa: Palaeoscaptor acridens, Palaeoscaptor gigas, Palaeoscaptor rectus, Palaeoscaptor tenuis

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore