†family Diacodexeidae Krishtalka and Stucky 1985 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Diacodexeidae

Said to be a new rank of Gazin's subfamily Diacodexinae, but they retained that subfamily, too. A taxon cannot belong to itself, so I am recording this family as belonging to Krishtalka and Stucky (1985) [JDM]

Full reference: L. Krishtalka and R. K. Stucky. 1985. Revision of the Eocene Wind River Faunas, Early Eocene of Central Wyoming. Part 7. Revision of Diacodexis (Mammalian, Artiodactyla). Annals of Carnegie Museum 54(14):413-486

Parent taxon: Artiodactyla according to K. D. Rose et al. 2012

See also Franzen 2004, Kumar et al. 2010 and Theodor et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Achaenodontidae, Ancodonta, Antiacodontidae, Antiacodontinae, Booidea, Caenotheriidae, Cainotherioidea, Cetancodontamorpha, Choeropotamoidea, Climacoceratidae, Dichobunoidea, Eolantianus, Eurytheriidae, Haplobunodontidae, Helohyinae, Hsanotherium, Hyodonta, Leptochoerinae, Merycoidodontidae, Merycoidodontoidea, Myanmarius, Neoselenodontia, Nonruminantia, Nothokemadidae, Pantolestoidea, Raphenacodus, Ruminantiamorpha, Suiformes, Suoidea, Tragulohyus, Tylopoda, Whippomorpha, Cetruminantia, Entelodontoidea, Cetacea, Cetancodonta

Subtaxa: Bunophorinae Bunophorus Diacodexis Magwetherium Neodiacodexis Simpsonodus Tapochoerus

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), France (16), India (4), Kazakhstan (1), Kyrgyzstan (1), Mexico (1), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (6), Portugal (1), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (443: California, Colorado, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 481 collections including 593 occurrences

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