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Daeodon shoshonensis Cope 1878 (even-toed ungulate)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Entelodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45520

Synonyms: Daeodon mento Allen 1926 (no. 45518), 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: Ammodon, Ammodon leidyanum, Archaeotherium, Boochoerus, Boochoerus humerosus, Choerodon, Daeodon, Dinohyus, Entelodon, Ergilobia, Megachoerus, Paraentelodon, Pelonax, Proentelodontinae, Scaptohyus

Type specimens:

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

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 42.7 x 33.4