Centetodon Marsh 1872 (placental)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Geolabididae

Synonyms: Embassis Cope 1873, Geolabis Cope 1884, Hypacodon McKenna 1960, Metacodon Clark 1936, Protictops Peterson 1934

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of new Tertiary mammals. Part II. American Journal of Science 4(21):202-224

Parent taxon: Geolabididae according to R. J. Asher et al. 2005

See also Alroy 2002, Clark 1966, Engesser 1979, Gazin 1976, Hay 1902, Johnson 1966, Lillegraven et al. 1981, Lopatin 2006, McKenna 1960, McKenna and Bell 1997, McKenna et al. 1962, Peterson 1934, Robinson 1968, Russell 1972, Scott 1941 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Batodonoides, Gobigeolabis, Marsholestes, Stilpnodon

Subtaxa: Centetodon aztecus Centetodon bacchanalis Centetodon bembicophagus Centetodon chadronensis Centetodon divaricatus Centetodon hendryi Centetodon kuenzii Centetodon magnus Centetodon marginalis Centetodon neashami Centetodon patratus Centetodon pulcher Centetodon wolffi Protictops alticuspidens

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Type: Centetodon pulcher

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Harrisonian of United States (2: Florida, Nebraska collections)

• Arikareean of United States (3: California, Florida, Nebraska)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (26: Colorado, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (5: Saskatchewan), United States (108: California, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 145 collections including 166 occurrences

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