Name: Silvacola.
Phonetic: Sil-cah-ko-lah.
Named By: J.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Eberle,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Rybczynski‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Greenwood‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Eulipotyphla,‭ ‬Erinaceidae.
Species: S.‭ ‬acares‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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