Sespia Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Synonym: Megasespia Schultz and Falkenbach 1968

Full reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1968. The Phylogeny of the Oreodonts. Part 1: Merycoidodontinae, Eporeodontinae, and Leptaucheniinae, Three Subfamilies Of Oreodonts, With an Appendix to the Revision Of The Merycoidodontidae, and Part 2. Summary and Conclusions Concerning the Merycoidodontidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 139:1-498

Parent taxon: Leptaucheniinae according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

See also CoBabe 1996, Lander 1998, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Schultz and Falkenbach 1968

Sister taxa: Leptauchenia, Leptaucheniini, Limnenetes, Sespiini

Subtaxa: Sespia californica Sespia heterodon Sespia nitida Sespia ultima

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (36: California, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (10: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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