Hyracodon petersoni Wood 1926 (odd-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Hyracodontidae

Synonyms: Hyracodon ischyrolophus Schlaikjer 1935, Hyracodon selenidens Troxell 1921

Full reference: H. E. Wood. 1926. Hyracodon petersoni, a new cursorial rhinoceros from the Lower Oligocene. Annals of Carnegie Museum 16(7):315-318

Belongs to Hyracodon according to D. R. Prothero 1998

See also Galbreath 1953, Kihm 1987, Prothero 1996, Schlaikjer 1935, Scott 1941, Sinclair 1922, Sinclair 1924, Tanner and Martin 1976, Troxell 1921, Wood 1926 and Wood 1927

Sister taxa: Hyracodon browni, Hyracodon leidyanus, Hyracodon major, Hyracodon medius, Hyracodon nebraskensis, Hyracodon primus, Hyracodon priscidens

Type specimens:

  • Hyracodon petersoni: CM 3572
  • Hyracodon ischyrolophus: Its type locality is Yoder, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial siltstone/sandstone in the Chadron Formation of Wyoming.
  • Hyracodon selenidens: YPM 11173.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (3: Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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