Gypsonictops hypoconus Simpson 1927 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Leptictida - Gypsonictopidae

Synonyms: Euangelistes petersoni Simpson 1929, Gypsonictops petersoni Simpson 1929

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1927. Mammalian Fauna of the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. American Museum Novitates 267:1-8

Belongs to Gypsonictops according to W. A. Clemens 1973

See also Archibald and Clemens 1984, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 1979, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, Simpson 1927, Simpson 1927, Simpson 1929, Sloan and Van Valen 1965 and Wood and Ormsbee 1954

Sister taxa: Gypsonictops clemensi, Gypsonictops illuminatus, Gypsonictops lewisi

Type specimens:

  • Gypsonictops hypoconus: YPM 13662, a tooth (upper molar). Its type locality is Peterson's Quarry, which is in a Lancian terrestrial horizon in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.
  • Euangelistes petersoni: Carnegie Museum 11657, a mandible (left mandible with P3 and M1-4 (M4 now lost)).

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta collections), United States (31: Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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