Aepinacodon americanus Leidy 1856 (anthracothere)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Ancodon americanus, Ancodus americanus, Bothriodon americanus, Choeropotamus (Hyopotamus) americanus, Choeropotamus americanus, Hyopotamus americanus

Belongs to Aepinacodon according to J. R. Macdonald 1956

See also Hay 1902, Kron and Manning 1998, Leidy 1857, Matthew 1909, Osborn and Wortman 1894, Russell 1978, Scott 1940 and Troxell 1921

Sister taxa: Aepinacodon deflectus, Aepinacodon rostratus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Peanut Peak, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the Chadron Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota collections)

• Eocene of United States (3: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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