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Alphagaulus pristinus Douglass 1903 (rodent)

Mammalia - Glires - Mylagaulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43930

Alternative combinations: Mesogaulus pristinus, Mylagaulus pristinus

Synonyms: Mesogaulus proximus Douglass 1903 (no. 48357), Mylagaulus proximus Douglass 1903 (no. 48884)

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1903. New vertebrates from the Montana Tertiary. Annals of Carnegie Museum 2(5):145-199

Belongs to Alphagaulus according to J. J. M. Calede and S. S. B. Hopkins 2012

Sister taxa: Alphagaulus douglassi, Alphagaulus tedfordi, Alphagaulus vetus

Type specimens:

  • Alphagaulus pristinus: CM 742, a mandible (single left dentary with newly erupted p4, m23)
  • Mylagaulus proximus:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore