Paleotomus Van Valen 1967 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Cimolestidae

Synonym: Niphredil Van Valen 1978

Full reference: L. Van Valen. 1967. New Paleocene insectivores and insectivore classification. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 135(5):217-284

Parent taxon: Cimolestidae according to R. Secord 2008

See also Gingerich 1980, Krause and Gingerich 1983, Lopatin 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Scott et al. 2002, Van Valen 1967 and Van Valen 1978

Sister taxa: Aboletylestes, Acmeodon, Alveugena, Avunculus, Bagalestes, Batodon, Betonnia, Chacopterygus, Cimolestes, Gelastops, Ilerdoryctes, Maelestes, Naranius, Procerberus, Puercolestes, Suratilestes, Telacodon

Subtaxa: Paleotomus carbonensis Paleotomus junior Paleotomus milleri Paleotomus radagasti Paleotomus senior

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (2: Alberta collections), United States (17: Montana, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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