Protoreodon parvus Scott and Osborn 1887 (agriochoerid)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Agriochoeridae

Synonyms: Agriotherium paradoxicus Scott 1898, Chorotherium paradoxicus Scott 1898, Hyomeryx breviceps Marsh 1894, Protoreodon paradoxicus Scott 1898

Full reference: W. B. Scott and H. F. Osborn. 1887. Preliminary Report on the Vertebrate Fossils of the Uinta Formation, Collected by the Princeton Expedition of 1886. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 24(126):255-264

Belongs to Protoreodon according to D. J. Golz 1976

See also Alroy 2002, Gazin 1955, Hay 1902, Lander 1998, Marsh 1894, Scott 1898 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Protoreodon minimus, Protoreodon minor, Protoreodon pacificus, Protoreodon petersoni, Protoreodon pumilus, Protoreodon transmontanus, Protoreodon walshi

Type specimens:

  • Protoreodon parvus: PU 10398, a partial skull (Portions of skull and left ramus of mandible)
  • Agriotherium paradoxicus: PU 11234, a partial skeleton (Skull, jaws, a few vertebrae, limb and foot bones).
  • Hyomeryx breviceps:

Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (11: California, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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