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Diacodexis secans Cope 1881 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Diacodexeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45629

Alternative combinations: Pantolestes secans, Trigonolestes secans

Synonyms: Diacodexis laticuneus Cope 1882 (no. 45622), Diacodexis olseni Sinclair 1914 (no. 45626), Hyopsodus laticuneus Cope 1882 (no. 47168), Mioclaenus brachystomus Cope 1882 (no. 48669), Pantolestes brachystomus Cope 1882 (no. 49743), Phenacodus laticuneus Cope 1882 (no. 50310), Trigonolestes brachystomus Cope 1882 (no. 52457)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1881. On the Vertebrata of the Wind River Eocene beds of Wyoming. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey 6(1):183-202

Belongs to Diacodexis according to J. M. Theodor et al. 2007

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

Type specimens:

  • Diacodexis secans: AMNH 4899, a set of teeth (left and right P4 - M3)
  • Diacodexis laticuneus:
  • Diacodexis olseni:
  • Mioclaenus brachystomus:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 4.37 x 5.70, M2 4.88 x 6.59, M3 4.71 x 6.44, m1 4.53 x 3.65, m2 4.41 x 4.79, m3 6.36 x 4.35