Ptilodus Cope 1881 (multituberculate)

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae

Synonym: Chirox Cope 1884

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1881. Eocene Plagiaulacidae. American Naturalist 15:921-922

Parent taxon: Ptilodontidae according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and J. H. Hurum 2001

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1884, Gazin 1969, Granger and Simpson 1929, Hay 1902, Matthew 1937, McKenna and Bell 1997, Rigby 1980, Schiebout 1974, Scott et al. 2002, Scott et al. 2013, Simpson 1929 and Simpson 1937

Sister taxa: Baiotomeus, Kimbetohia, Prochetodon

Subtaxa: Ptilodus fractus Ptilodus gnomus Ptilodus kummae Ptilodus mediaevus Ptilodus montanus Ptilodus tsosiensis Ptilodus wyomingensis

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Type: Ptilodus mediaevus

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (18: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (75: California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 93 collections including 98 occurrences

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