Palaeosyops paludosus Leidy 1870 (brontothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

Alternative combination: Limnohyus paludosus

Synonyms: Anchippodus minor Marsh 1871, Canis marshii Hay 1899, Limnohyops laevidens Cope 1873, Limnohyops matthewi Osborn 1908, Limnohyops monoconus Osborn 1908, Limnohyops priscus Osborn 1908, Limnohyus humilis Leidy 1872, Limnohyus laevidens Cope 1873, Palaeosyops humilis Leidy 1872, Palaeosyops laevidens Cope 1873, Palaeosyops longirostris Earle 1892, Palaeosyops major Leidy 1871, Palaeosyops minor Earle 1891, Palaeosyops minor Marsh 1871, Palaeosyops priscus Osborn 1908, Telmatherium marshii Hay 1899

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, October 25th, 1870]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 22(3):113-114

Belongs to Palaeosyops according to G. F. Gunnell and V. L. Yarborough 2000

See also Cope 1873, Earle 1891, Gazin 1953, Gazin 1976, Hay 1902, Lane 1932, Leidy 1870, Leidy 1871, Lucas and Schoch 1998, Mader 1989, Mader 1998, Mader 2010, Marsh 1871, Matthew 1909, Osborn 1908, Osborn 1929, Osborn 1929 and Stucky 1984

Sister taxa: Palaeosyops fontinalis, Palaeosyops manteoceras, Palaeosyops robustus, Palaeosyops ultimus

Type specimens:

  • Palaeosyops paludosus: Its type locality is Church Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Canis marshii:
  • Limnohyops matthewi:
  • Limnohyops monoconus: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Palaeosyops humilis:
  • Palaeosyops laevidens: Its type locality is Cottonwood Creek (Lower Bridger), which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.
  • Palaeosyops longirostris:
  • Palaeosyops major:
  • Palaeosyops minor:
  • Palaeosyops minor:
  • Palaeosyops priscus:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (8: Wyoming collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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