Ticholeptus Cope 1878 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Synonym: Poatrephes Douglass 1903

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. Descriptions of new extinct Vertebrata from the Upper Tertiary and Dakota Formations. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(2):379-396

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

See also Cope 1884, Douglass 1903, Kelly and Lander 1988, Lander 1998, Schultz and Falkenbach 1941, Tabrum and Nichols 2001 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Paroreodon, Phenacocoelus

Subtaxa: Ticholeptus calimontanus Ticholeptus hypsodus Ticholeptus obliquidens Ticholeptus rileyi Ticholeptus tooheyi Ticholeptus zygomaticus

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Type: Ticholeptus zygomaticus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (5: Saskatchewan collections), United States (38: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Montana)

Total: 44 collections each including a single occurrence

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