Bessoecetor septentrionalis Russell 1929 (placental)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Pantolestoidae

Alternative combinations: Diacodon septentrionalis, Propalaeosinopa septentrionalis

Synonyms: Bessoecetor diluculi Simpson 1935, Bessoecetor thomsoni Simpson 1936, Palaeosinopa diluculi Simpson 1935, Propalaeosinopa diluculi Simpson 1935, Propalaeosinopa thomsoni Simpson 1936

Belongs to Bessoecetor according to C. S. Scott et al. 2002

See also Cifelli et al. 1995, Dorr 1977, Fox 1990, Hartman 1986, Krause and Gingerich 1983, Rigby 1980, Rose 1981, Scott 2003, Scott et al. 2013, Simpson 1935, Simpson 1936, Simpson 1937 and Winterfeld 1982

Sister taxa: Bessoecetor krausei, Bessoecetor pilodontus

Type specimens:

  • Bessoecetor septentrionalis: UALVP 126, a mandible (incomplete left dentary containing m3). Its type locality is Cochrane 1, which is in a Ti1 terrestrial horizon in the Paskapoo Formation of Canada.
  • Bessoecetor thomsoni:
  • Palaeosinopa diluculi: Its type locality is Gidley Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-durophage


• Paleocene of Canada (11: Alberta collections), United States (17: California, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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