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Litolestes Jepsen 1930 (hedgehog)

Osteichthyes - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40379

Full reference: G. L. Jepsen. 1930. New Vertebrate Fossils from the Lower Eocene of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 69(1):117-131

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to C. S. Scott 2006

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

Subtaxa: Litolestes ignotus

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Type: Litolestes ignotus

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore