Alternative combination: Hypsiprymnopsis rhaeticus
Full reference: W. B. Dawkins. 1864. On the Rhaetic beds and White Lias of western and central Somerset; and on the discovery of a new fossil mammal in the grey marlstones below the bone-bed. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 20:396-412
Type specimen: lost, a tooth. Its type locality is Blue Anchor Point, Watchet, Hypsiprymnopsis holotype site, which is in a Rhaetian carbonate marl in the Blue Anchor Formation of the United Kingdom.
Ecology: scansorial insectivore