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Oreotalpa florissantensis Lloyd and Eberle 2008 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 136824

Full reference: K. J. Lloyd and J. J. Eberle. 2008. A new talpid from the late Eocene of North America. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53(3):539-543

Belongs to Oreotalpa according to K. J. Lloyd and J. J. Eberle 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: FLFO 5813, a mandible (right dentary fragment with m1-m3). Its type locality is UCM locality 92179, which is in a Chadronian channel mudstone in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 1.54 x 1.08, m2 1.61 x 1.06, m3 1.35 x 0.85