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Systemodon tapirinus Cope 1875 (odd-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 51980

Alternative combinations: Eohippus tapirinus, Hyracotherium tapirinus, Orohippus tapirinus

Synonym: Systemodon cristatus Wortman 1896 (taxon 51975)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1875. Systematic Catalogue of Vertebrata of the Eocene of New Mexico, Collected in 1874. Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, Engineer Department, U. S. Army 5-37

Belongs to Systemodon according to D. J. Froehlich 2002

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Systemodon tapirinus: USNM 1064, a mandible (right mandible fragment with P3M3)
  • Systemodon cristatus:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore