ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
†family Diacodexeidae Krishtalka and Stucky 1985 (even-toed ungulate)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 135248

Said to be a new rank of Gazin's subfamily Diacodexinae, but they retained that subfamily, too. A taxon cannot belong to itself, so I am recording this family as belonging to Krishtalka and Stucky (1985) [JDM]

Full reference: L. Krishtalka and R. K. Stucky. 1985. Revision of the Eocene Wind River Faunas, Early Eocene of Central Wyoming. Part 7. Revision of Diacodexis (Mammalian, Artiodactyla). Annals of Carnegie Museum 54(14):413-486

Parent taxon: Artiodactyla according to K. D. Rose et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Achaenodontidae, Ancodonta, Antiacodontidae, Antiacodontinae, Caenotheriidae, Cetacea, Cetancodontamorpha, Choeropotamoidea, Dichobunoidea, Eolantianus, Eurytheriidae, Helohyinae, Hsanotherium, Hyodonta, Leptochoerinae, Merycoidodontoidea, Myanmarius, Neoselenodontia, Nonruminantia, Nothokemadidae, Raphenacodus, Ruminantiamorpha, Suiformes, Suoidea, Tragulohyus, Tylopoda, Whippomorpha, Cetruminantia, Entelodontoidea, Cetancodonta

Subtaxa: Bunophorinae, Bunophorus, Diacodexis, Magwetherium, Neodiacodexis, Simpsonodus, Tapochoerus

View classification

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser