Pantolestes longieundus Cope 1872 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Pantolestidae

Alternative combinations: Notharctus longicaudus, Pantolestes longicaudus, Tomitherium longicaudum

Synonym: Passalacodon littoralis Marsh 1872

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1872. Second account of new Vertebrata from the Bridger Eocene. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (separate) 1-3

Belongs to Pantolestes according to E. D. Cope 1872

See also Cope 1871, Cope 1873, Cope 1875, Gazin 1958, Gazin 1976, Marsh 1872 and Matthew 1909

Sister taxa: Pantolestes elegans, Pantolestes intermedius, Pantolestes natans, Pantolestes phocipes, Pantolestes sabatieri

Type specimens:

  • Pantolestes longieundus: Its type locality is Black's Fork, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Passalacodon littoralis:

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-durophage

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (6: Nevada, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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