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Auroralestes Holroyd et al. 2004 (hedgehog)

Osteichthyes - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 77403

Synonym: Eolestes Bown and Schankler 1982 [replaced name] (taxon 40342)

Full reference: P. A. Holroyd, T. M. Bown, and D. M. Schankler. 2004. Auroralestes, gen. nov., a replacement name for Eolestes Bown and Schankler, 1982, a preoccupied name. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):979

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to M. J. Novacek et al. 1985

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

Subtaxa: Auroralestes simpsoni

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Type: Leipsanolestes simpsoni

Ecology: scansorial insectivore