Antiacodon pygmaeus Cope 1872 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Homacodontidae

Alternative combinations: Lophiotherium pygmaeum, Sarcolemur pygmaeus

Synonyms: Homacodon caudatus Marsh 1894, Nanomeryx caudatus Marsh 1894

Belongs to Antiacodon according to J. M. Theodor et al. 2007

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1873, Gazin 1958, Gazin 1976, Hay 1902, Marsh 1894, Stucky 1998, Walsh 2000 and West 1984

Sister taxa: Antiacodon crassus, Antiacodon furcatus, Antiacodon vanvaleni, Antiacodon venustus, Sarcolemur bicuspis

Type specimens:

  • Antiacodon pygmaeus: Its type locality is Cottonwood Creek (Lower Bridger), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Nanomeryx caudatus:

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of Germany (5 collections), Switzerland (3), United States (28: Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 36 collections each including a single occurrence

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