Oxyacodon agapetillus Cope 1884 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Theriamorpha - Periptychidae

Alternative combination: Anisonchus agapetillus

Synonym: Fimbrethil ambaronae 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 Oxyacodon according to J. J. Eberle and J. A. Lillegraven 1998

See also Archibald 1982, Archibald et al. 1983, Cope 1884, Hay 1902, Matthew 1897, Matthew 1937, Simpson 1937, Van Valen 1978, Williamson 1996 and Williamson and Lucas 1993

Sister taxa: Oxyacodon apiculatus, Oxyacodon ferronensis, Oxyacodon marshater, Oxyacodon priscilla

Type specimens:

  • Oxyacodon agapetillus: AMNH 3557, a mandible (fragment of right dentary containing m1-2)
  • Fimbrethil ambaronae: Its type locality is Mammalon Hill, which is in a Puercan terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Paleocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (4: New Mexico, Wyoming)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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