Proscalops Matthew 1901 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Proscalopidae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1901. Fossil mammals of the Tertiary of northeastern Colorado: Ameican Museum collection of 1898. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(7):353-447

Parent taxon: Proscalopidae according to A. D. Barnosky 1981

See also Bjork 1975, Carroll 1988, Johnson 1966, Matthew 1901 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Cryptoryctes, Mesoscalops, Oligoscalops

Subtaxa: Proscalops evelynae Proscalops intermedius Proscalops miocaenus Proscalops secundus Proscalops tertius

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Type: Proscalops miocaenus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore


• Miocene of United States (1: Colorado collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (6: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (7: Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (39: Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 54 collections including 55 occurrences

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