Colodon kayi Hough 1955 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

Alternative combination: Desmatotherium kayi

Full reference: J. Hough. 1955. An Upper Eocene Fauna from the Sage Creek Area, Beaverhead County, Montana. Journal of Paleontology 29(1):22-36

Belongs to Colodon according to L. B. Radinsky 1963

See also Colbert and Schoch 1998, Hough 1955, Schoch 1989, Storer 1984 and Wilson and Schiebout 1984

Sister taxa: Colodon cingulatus, Colodon copei, Colodon inceptus, Colodon occidentalis, Colodon orientalis, Colodon stovalli, Colodon woodi, Paracolodon curtus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hough Draw, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Dell Beds Formation of Montana

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (3: Montana)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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