Hyaenodon vetus Stock 1933 (creodont)

Mammalia - Creodonta - Hyaenodontidae

Synonym: Pterodon californicus Stock 1933

Full reference: C. Stock. 1933. Hyænodontidæ of the Upper Eocene of California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 19(4):434-440

Belongs to Hyaenodon according to C. Stock 1933

See also Gunnell 1998 and Mellett 1977

Sister taxa: Hyaenodon (Isohyaenodon), Hyaenodon americanus, Hyaenodon bavaricus, Hyaenodon brachycephalus, Hyaenodon brevirostrus, Hyaenodon chunkhtensis, Hyaenodon crucians, Hyaenodon cruentus, Hyaenodon dubius, Hyaenodon eminus, Hyaenodon filholi, Hyaenodon gigas, Hyaenodon horridus, Hyaenodon incertus, Hyaenodon leptocephalus, Hyaenodon leptorhynchus, Hyaenodon megaloides, Hyaenodon microdon, Hyaenodon minor, Hyaenodon mongoliensis, Hyaenodon montanus, Hyaenodon mustelinus, Hyaenodon neimongoliensis, Hyaenodon pervagus, Hyaenodon raineyi, Hyaenodon venturae, Hyaenodon weilini, Hyaenodon yuanchuensis

Type specimens:

  • Hyaenodon vetus: Its type locality is Pearson Ranch (Bed CS20), which is in a Duchesnean terrestrial horizon in the Sespe Formation of California
  • Pterodon californicus:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of United States (5: California, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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