Microcosmodon Jepsen 1930 (multituberculate)

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Microcosmodontidae

Full reference: G. L. Jepsen. 1930. New Vertebrate Fossils from the Lower Eocene of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 69(1):117-131

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

See also Jepsen 1930, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Wood and Ormsbee 1954

Sister taxa: Acheronodon, Allocosmodon, Alopocosmodon, Pentacosmodon

Subtaxa: Microcosmodon arcuatus Microcosmodon conus Microcosmodon harleyi Microcosmodon rosei

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Type: Microcosmodon conus

Ecology: arboreal herbivore


• Paleocene of Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (23: California, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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