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Mellalechinus Zijlstra 2012 (hedgehog)

Osteichthyes - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 335152

Synonym: Protechinus Lavocat 1961 [replaced name] (taxon 40387)

Full reference: J. S. Zijlstra. 2012. A nomen novum for Protechinus Lavocat, 1961 (Mammalia, Erinaceidae), a junior homonym of the valid name Protechinus Noetling, 1897 (Echinoidea, Arbacioida). Zootaxa 3233:67-68

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to J. S. Zijlstra 2012

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

Subtaxa: Protechinus salis

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Type: Mellalechinus salis

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore