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Diacodexis metsiacus Cope 1882 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Diacodexeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45623

Alternative combinations: Pantolestes metsiacus, Trigonolestes metsiacus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1882. Contributions to the history of the Vertebrata of the lower Eocene of Wyoming and New Mexico, made during 1881. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 20(111):139-197

Belongs to Diacodexis according to L. Krishtalka and R. K. Stucky 1985

Sister taxa: Diacodexis antunesi, Diacodexis corsaensis, Diacodexis gazini, Diacodexis gigasei, Diacodexis gracilis, Diacodexis ilicis, Diacodexis kelleyi, Diacodexis minutus, Diacodexis morrisi, Diacodexis parvus, Diacodexis primus, Diacodexis secans, Diacodexis varleti, Gujaratia pakistanensis, Gujaratia indica

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 4.15 x 5.20, M2 4.41 x 5.77, M3 4.12 x 5.72, m1 4.11 x 3.20, m2 4.36 x 3.73, m3 5.17 x 3.43