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Escavadodon zygus Rose and Lucas 2000 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Ferae - Escavadodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 46326

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

Belongs to Escavadodon according to K. D. Rose and S. G. Lucas 2000

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NMMNH P22051, a partial skeleton (most of a skeleton including dentaries, back of cranium, several, and most postcrania). Its type locality is Escavada Wash (Upper), which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 2.50 x 2.10, M2 2.75 x 3.05, p4 2.70 x 1.20, m1 2.90 x 1.90, m2 2.60 x 2.00, m3 2.60 x 1.60, P5 2.90 x 2.70, p5 3.00 x 1.60