Prodiacodon paucus Secord 2008 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Leptictida - Leptictidae

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 Prodiacodon according to R. Secord 2008

Sister taxa: Prodiacodon concordiarcensis, Prodiacodon crustulum, Prodiacodon furor, Prodiacodon puercensis, Prodiacodon tauricinerei, Palaeolestes gorei

Type specimen: YPM-PU 14137, a mandible (Left dentary with p1-m2, associated m3). Its type locality is Princeton Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in the Polecat Bench Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (2: Wyoming collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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