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Litocherus Gingerich 1983 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea

PaleoDB taxon number: 40345

Full reference: P. D. Gingerich. 1983. New Adapisoricidae, Pentacodontidae, and Hyopsodontidae (Mammalia, Insectivora and Condylarthra) from the late Paleocene ofWyoming and Colorado. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 26(11):227-255

Parent taxon: Macroscelidea according to J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell 2012

Sister taxa: Adapisoricidae, Adunator, Amphilemuridae, Apheliscidae, Louisinidae, Macroscelididae

Subtaxa: Litocherus lacunatus, Litocherus notissimus, Litocherus zygeus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore