Coryphodon eocaenus Owen 1846 (pantodont)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Coryphodontidae

Alternative combination: Lophiodon eocaenum

Synonyms: Coryphodon anthracoideus Blainville 1846, Coryphodon marginatus Cope 1882

Belongs to Coryphodon according to M. D. Uhen and P. D. Gingerich 1995

See also Cope 1882, Hay 1902, Hooker 2010, Lucas 1984 and Simons 1960

Sister taxa: Coryphodon armatus, Coryphodon flerowi, Coryphodon gosseleti, Coryphodon lobatus, Coryphodon oweni, Coryphodon pisuqti, Coryphodon proterus, Coryphodon radians, Coryphodon ryani, Coryphodon singularis, Loxolophodon furcatus, Bathmodon latipes, Bathmodon brevipes, Bathmodon semicinctus, Bathmodon pachypus, Manteodon youngi

Type specimens:

  • Coryphodon eocaenus: NHMUK 27848, a mandible. Its type locality is Between Harwich and St Osyth’s, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in the Harwich Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Coryphodon anthracoideus:
  • Coryphodon marginatus:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), the United Kingdom (1), United States (92: Wyoming)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Colorado)

Total: 96 collections each including a single occurrence

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