Diacodexis metsiacus Cope 1882 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Diacodexeidae

Alternative combinations: Pantolestes metsiacus, Trigonolestes metsiacus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1882. Contributions to the history of the Vertebrata of the lower Eocene of Wyoming and New Mexico, made during 1881. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 20(111):139-197

Belongs to Diacodexis according to L. Krishtalka and R. K. Stucky 1985

See also Cope 1882, Delson 1971, Hay 1902, McKenna 1960, Rose 1982 and Sinclair 1914

Sister taxa: Diacodexis antunesi, Diacodexis corsaensis, Diacodexis gazini, Diacodexis gigasei, Diacodexis gracilis, Diacodexis ilicis, Diacodexis kelleyi, Diacodexis minutus, Diacodexis morrisi, Diacodexis parvus, Diacodexis primus, Diacodexis secans, Diacodexis varleti, Gujaratia pakistanensis, Gujaratia indica

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (176: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

Total: 176 collections each including a single occurrence

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