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New fossil mammal taxa

The two new genera and two new species of fossil mammal named by David Harrison all originate from Dorset and are from the Middle Eocene.  They are:


2013 - Myotis chutamasae
Type locality: Khao Kao Cave, Songkla Province, Thailand

Reference: Pearch, M. J., S. Bumrungsri, J.-L. Schwenninger, D.J. Ward, and D.L. Harrison.  2013.  A review of the Cainozoic small mammal fauna of Thailand with new records (Chiroptera; Scandentia; Eulipotyphla) from the late Pleistocene.  Cainozoic Research, 10(1-2): 59-99. [PDF available]

 

2009 - Paravulpavoides
Type species: Vulpavoides cooperi Hooker, 1986

Reference: Harrison, D. L. 2009. A new genus of paroxyclaenid (Mammalia: Condylarthra: Paroxyclaenidae: Paravulpavoides) from the Upper Middle Eocene of Creechbarrow, Dorset, S. England. Cainozoic Research. 6(1-2): 25-35. [PDF available]

 

2006 – Patriarchamys batesi (Bates’s venerable mouse)
Type locality: Creechbarrow, Dorset SY 8240 9215, Southern England.

Holotype specimen: HZM.1.34326 (in the Harrison Institute collection).

Reference: Harrison, D. L. 2006. A new genus and species of ‘paramyid’ rodent (Rodentia: Ischyromyidae) from the Creechbarrow Limestone Formation (late Middle Eocene) of Dorset, England. Cainozoic Research, 4(1-2): 51-60. [PDF available]

 

2002 – Glamys hookeri (Hooker’s fossil dormouse)
Type locality: Creechbarrow, Dorset SY 8240 9215, Southern England.

Holotype specimen: HZM.19.32751 (in the Harrison Institute collection).

Reference: Harrison, D. L. 2002. A new species of Dormouse (Rodentia: Gliridae) from the Creechbarrow Limestone Formation (late Middle Eocene) of Dorset, England. Tertiary Research, 21 (1-4): 11-18. [PDF available]