Proterix Matthew 1903 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to G. C. Gould 1995

See also Alroy 2002, Novacek et al. 1985 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, Parvericius, Silvacola, Stenoechinus, Untermannerix

Subtaxa: Proterix bicuspis Proterix loomisi

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Type: Proterix loomisi

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (10: Nebraska, South Dakota collections)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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