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Bothriodon americanus Leidy 1856 (anthracothere)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes - Anthracotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44616

Alternative combinations: Aepinacodon americanus, Ancodon americanus, Ancodus americanus, Choeropotamus (Hyopotamus) americanus, Choeropotamus americanus, Hyopotamus americanus

Belongs to Bothriodon according to W. B. Scott 1940

Sister taxa: Bothriodon advena, Bothriodon chowi, Bothriodon rostratus, Bothriodon sandaensis, Bothriodon velaunus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Peanut Peak, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the Chadron Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Average measurements (in mm): M1 20.8 x 26.4, M2 28.0 x 28.9, M3 30.3 x 32.0