Bessoecetor pilodontus Secord 2008 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Pantolestidae

Full reference: R. Secord. 2008. The Tiffanian Land-Mammal Age (middle and late Paleocene) in the northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. University of Michigan Papers on Paleontology 35:1-192

Belongs to Bessoecetor according to R. Secord 2008

Sister taxa: Bessoecetor krausei, Bessoecetor septentrionalis

Type specimen: UM 91332, a mandible (Right dentary with p4-m3). Its type locality is Divide Quarry, which is in a Paleocene fluvial-lacustrine siliciclastic in the Fort Union Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-durophage


• Paleocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (2: Wyoming)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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