Arretotherium Douglass 1902 (anthracothere)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1902. Fossil Mammalia of the White River beds of Montana. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 20:237-279

Parent taxon: Bothriodontinae according to W. B. Scott 1940

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Bakalovia, Bothriodon, Bothriogenys, Brachyodus, Elomeryx, Libycosaurus, Merycopotamus, Octacodon

Subtaxa: Arretotherium acridens Arretotherium fricki Arretotherium leptodus Arretotherium meridionale

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Type: Arretotherium acridens

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer


• Miocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), United States (6: Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas)

• Harrisonian of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (4: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Arikareean of Panama (1), United States (2: Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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