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†family Escavadodontidae Rose and Lucas 2000 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 43662

Full reference: K. D. Rose and S. G. Lucas. 2000. An early Paleocene palaeanodont (Mammalia, ?Pholidota) from New Mexico, and the origin of Palaeanodonta. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(1):139-156

Parent taxon: Palaeanodonta according to K. D. Rose and S. G. Lucas 2000

Sister taxa: Amelotabes, Arcticanodon, Epoicotheriidae, Ernanodon, Melaniella, Metacheiromyidae

Subtaxa: Escavadodon

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore