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Ptilocercus kylin Li and Ni 2016 (Pen-tailed tree shrew)

Mammalia - Scandentia - Tupaiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 335342

Full reference: Q. Li and X. Ni. 2016. An early Oligocene fossil demonstrates treeshrews are slowly evolving ôliving fossils". Scientific Reports 6:18627:1-8

Belongs to Ptilocercus according to Q. Li and X. Ni 2016

Sister taxon: Ptilocercus lowii

Type specimen: IVPP V20696, a mandible. Its type locality is Lijiawa mammalian fossil locality, which is in an Oligocene fluvial mudstone/marl in the Caijiachong Formation of China.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore