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Ammodon leidyanum Marsh 1893 (even-toed ungulate)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Entelodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43977

Alternative combinations: Ammodon leidyanus, Daeodon leidyanum, Dinohyus leidyanus

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1893. Description of Miocene Mammalia. American Journal of Science 46(275):407-412

Belongs to Entelodontidae according to L. B. Albright 1999

Sister taxa: Ammodon, Archaeotherium, Boochoerus, Boochoerus humerosus, Choerodon, Daeodon, Daeodon shoshonensis, Dinohyus, Entelodon, Ergilobia, Megachoerus, Paraentelodon, Pelonax, Proentelodontinae, Scaptohyus

Type specimen: YPM 12040, a tooth (right p4). Its type locality is Farmingdale, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Kirkwood Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore