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Mesoreodon floridensis MacFadden and Morgan 2003 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56187

Full reference: B. J. MacFadden and G. S. Morgan. 2003. New oreodont (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the late Oligocene (early Arikareean) of Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 279:368-396

Belongs to Mesoreodon according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

Sister taxa: Mesoreodon chelonyx, Mesoreodon minor

Type specimen: UF 125416, a skull (cranium and mandible with complete R & L dentition.). Its type locality is White Springs 3B, which is in a Chattian marginal marine sandstone in the Parachucla Formation of Florida.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 16.2 x 18.2, M2 20.4 x 21.4, M3 24.2 x 21.8, m1 14.2 x 12.1, m2 18.0 x 13.8, m3 30.7 x 15.1