Protylopus petersoni Wortman 1898 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Oromerycidae

Synonyms: Protylopus minor Prothero 1998, Protylopus parvus Prothero 1998

Full reference: J. L. Wortman. 1898. The extinct Camelidae of North America and some associated forms. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 10(7):93-141

Belongs to Protylopus according to O. A. Peterson 1919

See also Alroy 2002, Gazin 1955, Golz 1976, Hay 1902 and Prothero 1998

Sister taxa: Protylopus annectens, Protylopus pearsonensis, Protylopus robustus, Protylopus stocki

Type specimens:

  • Protylopus petersoni: AMNH 2076, a partial skeleton (Anterior portion of skull, right ramus of mandible, ulna and radius)
  • Protylopus minor:
  • Protylopus parvus:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Eocene of United States (9: California, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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