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Eotalpa belgica Smith 2007 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 110531

Eotalpa belgica from Smith (2007). Fig. c is the holotype.

Full reference: R. Smith. 2007. Présence du genre Eotalpa (Mammalia, Talpidae) dans l’Oligocène inférieur de Belgique (Formation de Borgloon, MP 21). Bulletin de l’Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre 77:159-165

Belongs to Eotalpa according to R. Smith 2007

Sister taxon: Eotalpa anglica

Type specimen: IRSNB M 1930, a tooth (M1 sup. sin.). Its type locality is Boutersem TGV, which is in a MP 21 fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Borgloon Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore