Mesoreodon chelonyx Scott 1893 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Synonyms: Desmatochoerus (Paradesmatochoerus) sanfordi Schultz and Falkenbach 1954, Eporeodon latidens Douglass 1907, Eporeodon meagherensis Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Eporeodon montanus Douglass 1907, Eucrotaphus montanus Douglass 1907, Merycoides latidens Douglass 1907, Mesoreodon danai Koerner 1940, Mesoreodon intermedius Scott 1893, Mesoreodon laticeps Loomis 1924, Mesoreodon latidens Douglass 1907, Mesoreodon wheeleri Koerner 1940, Paramerycoidodon (Gregoryochoerus) meagherensis Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Subdesmatochoerus montanus Douglass 1907

Full reference: W. B. Scott. 1893. The Mammals of the Deep River Beds. The American Naturalist 27(319):659-662

Belongs to Mesoreodon according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 1996

See also Douglass 1906, Douglass 1907, Koerner 1940, Lander 1998, Loomis 1924, Schultz and Falkenbach 1949, Schultz and Falkenbach 1954, Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Scott 1893, Scott 1940, Stevens and Stevens 2007, Tabrum and Nichols 2001, Thorpe 1924 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Mesoreodon floridensis, Mesoreodon minor

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (9: California, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of United States (3: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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