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Daeodon shoshonensis Cope 1878 (even-toed ungulate)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Entelodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45520

Synonyms: Ammodon leidyanum Marsh 1893 (no. 43977), Ammodon leidyanus Marsh 1893 (no. 339414), Daeodon leidyanum Marsh 1893 (no. 45517), Daeodon mento Allen 1926 (no. 45518), Dinohyus leidyanus Marsh 1893 (no. 45793), Dinohyus mento Allen 1926 (no. 45794)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. On some of the characters of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 18(102):63-78

Belongs to Entelodontidae according to L. B. Albright 1999

Sister taxa: Archaeotherium, Arctodon, Cypretherium, Daeodon, Dinohyus, Entelodon, Ergilobia, Megachoerus, Paraentelodon, Pelonax, Proentelodontinae, Scaptohyus

Type specimens:

  • Daeodon shoshonensis: AMNH 7387, a mandible (mandibular symphysis)
  • Ammodon leidyanum: 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.
  • Dinohyus mento: Its type locality is Ashley River (Miocene Marl), which is in a Miocene marine marl in South Carolina.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 42.7 x 33.4