Phenacocoelus typus Peterson 1907 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Full reference: O. A. Peterson. 1907. The Miocene Beds of Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming and Their Vertebrate Faunae. Annals of Carnegie Museum 4(3):21-72

Belongs to Phenacocoelus according to B. J. MacFadden 1980

See also Peterson 1907, Schultz and Falkenbach 1950, Stevens and Stevens 2007 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxa: Phenacocoelus kayi, Phenacocoelus stouti

Type specimen: CM 1263, a partial skeleton (the greater portion of a skeleton). Its type locality is Monroe Creek (Type), which is in a Monroecreekian terrestrial horizon in the Monroe Creek Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Wyoming collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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