Tetraclaenodon puercensis Cope 1881 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Phenacodontidae

Alternative combinations: Euprotogonia puercensis, Phenacodus puercensis, Protogonia puercensis

Synonyms: Euprotogonia minor Matthew 1897, Euprotogonia subquadrata Cope 1881, Mioclaenus floverianus Cope 1888, Phenacodus calceolatus Cope 1883, Protogonia plicifera Cope 1882, Protogonia subquadrata Cope 1881, Protogonia zuniensis Cope 1888, Tetraclaenodon floverianus Cope 1888, Tetraclaenodon minor Matthew 1897, Tetraclaenodon pliciferus Cope 1882, Tetraclaenodon subquadratus Cope 1881, Tetraclaenodon symbolicus Gidley 1935

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1881. On some Mammalia of the lowest Eocene beds of New Mexico. Palaeontological Bulletin 33:484-495

Belongs to Tetraclaenodon according to J. G. M. Thewissen 1990

See also Cope 1881, Cope 1882, Cope 1883, Granger 1915, Hartman 1986, Hay 1902, Matthew 1915, Matthew 1937, McKenna et al. 1987, Melville 1972, Rigby 1980, Scott 1892, Scott et al. 2013, Secord 1998, Simpson 1937, West 1970, West 1971, Williamson 1996, Williamson and Lucas 1993 and Winterfeld 1982

Sister taxon: Tetraclaenodon septentrionalis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (2: Alberta collections), United States (39: California, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming)

Total: 41 collections each including a single occurrence

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