Parvericius Koerner 1940 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Full reference: H. E. Koerner. 1940. New vertebrates Part 1 of The geology and vertebrate paleontology of the Fort Logan and Deep River formations of Montana. American Journal of Science 238(12):837-862

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to T. H. V. Rich 1981

See also Koerner 1940 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Adapisoricinae, Auroralestes, Brachyericinae, Cedrocherus, Changlelestinae, Dartonius, Dimylechinus, Entomolestes, Erinaceinae, Galericinae, Galerix, Hylomyinae, Lantanotherium, Lanthanotherium, Leipsanolestes, Litocherinae, Litolestes, Luchenus, Mellalechinus, Ocajila, Oncocherus, Palaeoscaptor, Proterix, Silvacola, Stenoechinus, Untermannerix

Subtaxa: Parvericius buk Parvericius montanus Parvericius voorhiesi

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Type: Parvericius montanus

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Mongolia (1), United States (28: Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (8: Florida, Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Florida, Montana)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (2: South Dakota)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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