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Protylopus petersoni Wortman 1898 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Oromerycidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51124

Synonyms: Protylopus minor Prothero 1998 (no. 51121), Protylopus parvus Prothero 1998 (no. 51122)

Full reference: J. L. Wortman. 1898. The extinct Camelidae of North America and some associated forms. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 10(7):93-141

Belongs to Protylopus according to O. A. Peterson 1919

Sister taxa: Protylopus annectens, Protylopus pearsonensis, Protylopus robustus, Protylopus stocki

Type specimens:

  • Protylopus petersoni: AMNH 2076, a partial skeleton (Anterior portion of skull, right ramus of mandible, ulna and radius)
  • Protylopus minor:
  • Protylopus parvus:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 7.30 x 8.20, M2 8.70 x 9.70, M3 9.10 x 10.60, m1 6.56 x 4.55, m2 8.50 x 5.50, m3 12.2 x 5.9