Named By: J. J. Eberle, N. Rybczynski & D. R. Greenwood - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Eulipotyphla, Erinaceidae.
Species: S. acares (type).
Size: About 5-6 centimetres long.
Known locations: Canada, British Columbia.
Time period: Ypresian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Silvacola is a genus of primitive hedgehog that lived in North America during the early Eocene. With an estimated body length of only five to six centimetres, Silvacola is the smallest hedgehog ever discovered.
- Early Eocene mammals from the Driftwood Creek beds, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, northern British Columbia. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(4):739-746. - J. J. Eberle, N. Rybczynski & D. R. Greenwood - 2014.