Bathygenys alpha Douglass 1902 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Alternative combination: Bathygenys alfa

Synonym: Megabathygenys goorisi Schultz and Falkenbach 1968

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

Belongs to Bathygenys according to C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1956

See also Douglass 1902, Ferrusquia-Villafranca 1969, Lander 1998, Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Scott 1940, Stevens and Stevens 2007 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Bathygenys hedlundae, Bathygenys reevesi

Subtaxa: Bathygenys alpha hedlundae

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Type specimens:

  • Bathygenys alpha: CM 708, a mandible (Partial right ramus with /c (alv.) - p4 (p1 rt. and p2 alv.)). Its type locality is Pipestone Springs, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial claystone in the Renova Formation of Montana.
  • Megabathygenys goorisi: Its type locality is Ledge Creek No. 3, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (1 collection), United States (10: Colorado, Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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