Mixodectes malaris Cope 1884 (insectivoran)

Mammalia - Sarcobora - Mixodectidae

Alternative combination: Indrodon malaris

Synonym: Oxyacodon tecumsae Van Valen 1978

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1884. Second addition to the knowledge of the Puerco Epoch. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 21(114):309-324

Belongs to Mixodectes according to G. F. Gunnell 1989

See also Archibald et al. 1983, Cope 1884, Matthew 1937, Rigby 1980, Szalay 1969, Van Valen 1978, Williamson 1996 and Williamson and Lucas 1993

Sister taxon: Mixodectes pungens

Type specimens:

  • Mixodectes malaris: A.M.N.H. No. 3080, a partial skull (exceptionally badly shattered palate and mandible; left upper dentition is recognizeable).
  • Oxyacodon tecumsae:

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (11: New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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