Alternative combination: Melanodon hodsoni
Full reference: W. A. Clemens and P. M. Lees. 1971. A review of English Early Cretaceous mammals. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 50(suppl. 1):117-130
Type specimen: University College, London W-14, a tooth (right upper molar). Its type locality is Tighe Farm, which is in a Valanginian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal conglomerate in the Wadhurst Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.
Ecology: scansorial insectivore