Hyracotherium vasacciense Cope 1872 (odd-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Eohippus vasacciensis, Lophiotherium vasacciense, Notharctus vasacciensis, Notharctus vasachiensis, Orohippus vasacciensis, Orotherium vasacciense

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1872. On a new genus of Pleurodira from the Eocene of Wyoming. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (separate) 1-6

Belongs to Hyracotherium according to B. J. MacFadden 1998

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1872, Cope 1872, Cope 1872, Cope 1873, Cope 1875, Gazin 1952, Granger 1908, Hay 1902, Matthew 1909 and Wortman 1896

Sister taxa: Hyracotherium gabuniai, Hyracotherium leporinum, Hyracotherium singularis, Hyracotherium tapirinum

Type specimen: AMNH 4658, a tooth (jaw with one lower molar). Its type locality is A point near Bear River, 6 miles north of Evanston, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling frugivore-folivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (45: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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