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Phenacodaptes Jepsen 1930 (elephant shrew)

Osteichthyes - Macroscelidea - Apheliscidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42238

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: Apheliscidae according to J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell 2012

Sister taxa: Aletodon, Apheliscinae, Apheliscus, Chambius, Dorraletes, Gingerichia, Haplaletes, Haplomylus, Litomylus, Louisininae, Utemylus

Subtaxa: Phenacodaptes sabulosus

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore