Mesodma formosa Marsh 1889 (multituberculate)

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae

Alternative combinations: Cimolomys formosus, Halodon formosus, Ptilodus formosus

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1889. Discovery of Cretaceous Mammalia. Part II. American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 38:177-180

Belongs to Mesodma according to J. J. Eberle and J. A. Lillegraven 1998

See also Archibald 1982, Clemens 1964, Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska 1979, Donohue et al. 2013, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, Marsh 1889, Simpson 1929, Simpson 1937, Sloan 1981, Storer 1991 and Wilson et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Mesodma ambigua, Mesodma hensleighi, Mesodma pygmaea, Mesodma senecta, Mesodma thompsoni

Type specimen: YPM 11812, a tooth (P4)

Ecology: arboreal omnivore


• Paleocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), United States (10: Montana, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Canada (5: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Mexico (1), United States (29: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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