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Zionodon Dunn and Rasmussen 2009 (elephant shrew)

Osteichthyes - Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 160782

Full reference: R. H. Dunn and D. T. Rasmussen. 2009. Skeletal morphology of a new genus of Eocene insectivore (Mammalia, Erinaceomorpha) from Utah. Journal of Mammalogy 90(2):321-331

Parent taxon: Amphilemuridae according to R. H. Dunn and D. T. Rasmussen 2009

Sister taxa: Alsaticopithecus, Amphilemur, Amphilemurinae, Gesneropithex, Hylomysoidinae, Macrocranion, Neomatronella, Pholidocercus, Ankylodon, Patriolestes, Scenopagus, Sespedectinae

Subtaxa: Zionodon satanus, Zionodon walshi

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Type: Zionodon satanus

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore