Diacodexis secans Cope 1881 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Diacodexeidae

Alternative combinations: Pantolestes secans, Trigonolestes secans

Synonyms: Diacodexis laticuneus Cope 1882, Diacodexis olseni Sinclair 1914, Hyopsodus laticuneus Cope 1882, Mioclaenus brachystomus Cope 1882, Pantolestes brachystomus Cope 1882, Phenacodus laticuneus Cope 1882, Trigonolestes brachystomus Cope 1882

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1881. On the Vertebrata of the Wind River Eocene beds of Wyoming. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey 6(1):183-202

Belongs to Diacodexis according to J. M. Theodor et al. 2007

See also Cope 1881, Cope 1882, Gazin 1952, Guthrie 1967, Guthrie 1971, Hay 1902, Krishtalka and Stucky 1985, Krishtalka and Stucky 1986, Sinclair 1914, Stucky 1998 and Thewissen et al. 2001

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

Type specimens:

  • Diacodexis secans: AMNH 4899, a set of teeth (left and right P4 - M3)
  • Diacodexis laticuneus:
  • Diacodexis olseni:
  • Mioclaenus brachystomus:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Eocene of United States (43: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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