Hyopsodus paulus Leidy 1870 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Condylarthra - Hyopsodontidae

Synonyms: Hyopsodus despiciens Matthew 1909, Hyopsodus marshi Osborn 1902, Hyopsodus rarus Marsh 1872, Lemuravus distans Marsh 1875, Stenacodon rarus Marsh 1872

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, October 4th, 1870]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 22(3):109-110

Belongs to Hyopsodus according to E. D. Cope 1875

See also Gazin 1968, Leidy 1870, Marsh 1872, Marsh 1875, Matthew 1909, Osborn 1902 and West 1979

Sister taxa: Hyopsodus fangxianensis, Hyopsodus fastigatus, Hyopsodus huashigouensis, Hyopsodus itinerans, Hyopsodus latidens, Hyopsodus lepidus, Hyopsodus loomisi, Hyopsodus lysitensis, Hyopsodus markmani, Hyopsodus mentalis, Hyopsodus minor, Hyopsodus minusculus, Hyopsodus miticulus, Hyopsodus pauxillus, Hyopsodus powellianus, Hyopsodus pygmaeus, Hyopsodus sholemi, Hyopsodus simplex, Hyopsodus tonksi, Hyopsodus uintensis, Hyopsodus walcottianus, Hyopsodus wardi, Hyopsodus wortmani

Type specimens:

  • Hyopsodus paulus: Its type locality is Church Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Hyopsodus despiciens: AMNH 11877, a skull. Its type locality is Henry's Fork Hill (Bridger D), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Hyopsodus marshi:
  • Lemuravus distans:
  • Stenacodon rarus:

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (82: Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 82 collections each including a single occurrence

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