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Phosphatherium escuilliei Gheerbrant et al. 1996 (proboscidean)

Osteichthyes - Proboscidea - Numidotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 98251

Full reference: E. Gheerbrant, J. Sudre, and H. Cappetta. 1996. A Palaeocene proboscidean from Morocco. Nature 383:68-70

Belongs to Phosphatherium according to W. J. Sanders et al. 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNHN PM2, a maxilla (left maxilla with P3,4, M1-2). Its type locality is Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphatherium type specimen), which is in a Ypresian marine phosphorite in Morocco.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore