Heptodon posticus Cope 1882 (odd-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla

Alternative combination: Pachynolophus posticus

Synonym: Heptodon brownorum Seton 1931

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 Heptodon according to M. W. Colbert and R. M. Schoch 1998

See also Cope 1882, Gingerich 1980, Hay 1902, Radinsky 1963, Seton 1931 and Wortman 1896

Sister taxa: Heptodon calciculus, Heptodon minimus, Heptodon niushanensis

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (24: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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