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Loxolophus spiekeri Gazin 1938 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Eutheria - Arctocyonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47797

Alternative combinations: Desmatoclaenus spiekeri, Protogonodon spiekeri

Synonyms: Loxolophus biathales Gazin 1941 (no. 47787), Protogonodon biathales Gazin 1941 (no. 50998)

Belongs to Loxolophus according to T. E. Williamson 1996

Sister taxa: Deltatherium interruptum, Loxolophus criswelli, Loxolophus faulkneri, Loxolophus grangeri, Loxolophus hyattianus, Loxolophus kimbetovius, Loxolophus pentacus, Loxolophus priscus, Loxolophus schizophrenus, Loxolophus stenognathus, Protochriacus simplex

Type specimens:

  • Loxolophus spiekeri: Its type locality is Dragon Canyon, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the North Horn Formation of Utah
  • Protogonodon biathales:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 10.0 x 8.0