Bessoecetor Simpson 1936 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Pantolestidae

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1936. A new fauna from the Fort Union of Montana. American Museum Novitates 873

Parent taxon: Pantolestidae according to C. S. Scott et al. 2002

See also Dorr 1977, Krause and Gingerich 1983, Lopatin 2006, Rigby 1980, Scott et al. 2013, Simpson 1936, Szalay 1969 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Aatotomus, Androconus, Bogdia, Buxolestes, Dyspterninae, Leptonysson, Palaeosinopa, Pantolestinae, Pantomimus, Premontrelestes, Propalaeosinopa, Thelysia

Subtaxa: Bessoecetor krausei Bessoecetor pilodontus Bessoecetor septentrionalis

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-durophage


• Paleocene of Canada (14: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (18: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 32 collections including 35 occurrences

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