Ectocion Cope 1882 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Phenacodontidae

Synonyms: Gidleyina Simpson 1935, Prosthecion Patterson and West 1973

Parent taxon: Phenacodontidae according to K. D. Rose et al. 2012

See also Alroy 2002, Archibald 1998, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Patterson and West 1973, Schiebout 1974, Simpson 1935, Thewissen 1990, West 1971 and Winterfeld 1982

Sister taxa: Almogaver, Copecion, Eodesmatodon, Lophocion, Meniscotheriinae, Phenacodus, Tetraclaenodon

Subtaxa: Ectocion cedrus Ectocion collinus Ectocion ignotum Ectocion major Ectocion mediotuber Ectocion nanabeensis Ectocion osbornianus Ectocion parvus Ectocion superstes

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Type: Oligotomus osbornianus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (1 collection), United States (145: Colorado, Mississippi, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Canada (12: Alberta, Saskatchewan), United States (236: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 394 collections including 401 occurrences

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