Ptilodus montanus Douglass 1908 (multituberculate)

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae

Synonym: Ptilodus admirabilis Hay 1930

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1908. Vertebrate fossils from the Fort Union beds. Annals of Carnegie Museum 5(2):11-26

Belongs to Ptilodus according to C. L. Gazin 1969

See also Douglass 1908, Simpson 1935 and Simpson 1937

Sister taxa: Ptilodus fractus, Ptilodus gnomus, Ptilodus kummae, Ptilodus mediaevus, Ptilodus tsosiensis, Ptilodus wyomingensis

Type specimens:

  • Ptilodus montanus: Its type locality is Silberling Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the "Fort Union" (= Lebo) Formation of Montana
  • Ptilodus admirabilis:

Ecology: arboreal herbivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (2: Alberta collections), United States (9: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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