Metacheiromys dasypus Osborn 1904 (placental)

Mammalia - Ferae - Metacheiromyidae

Synonym: Metacheiromys osborni Simpson 1931

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1904. New Oligocene horses. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 20(13):167-179

Belongs to Metacheiromys according to H. F. Osborn 1904

See also Schoch 1984 and Simpson 1931

Sister taxon: Metacheiromys marshi

Type specimens:

  • Metacheiromys dasypus: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Metacheiromys osborni: Its type locality is Lone Tree (Bridger D), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Wyoming collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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