Sespia nitida Leidy 1869 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Alternative combination: Leptauchenia nitida

Synonym: Sespia marianae Schultz and Falkenbach 1968

Belongs to Sespia according to J. M. Hoffman and D. R. Prothero 2004

See also CoBabe 1996, Cope 1884, Lander 1983, Lander 1998, Macdonald 1970, Schultz and Falkenbach 1968, Scott 1940 and Stevens and Stevens 2007

Sister taxa: Sespia californica, Sespia heterodon, Sespia ultima

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Arikareean of United States (24: California, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Oligocene of United States (9: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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