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Sespia Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (oreodont)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42510

Synonym: Megasespia Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (taxon 48043)

Full reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1968. The Phylogeny of the Oreodonts. Part 1: Merycoidodontinae, Eporeodontinae, and Leptaucheniinae, Three Subfamilies Of Oreodonts, With an Appendix to the Revision Of The Merycoidodontidae, and Part 2. Summary and Conclusions Concerning the Merycoidodontidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 139:1-498

Parent taxon: Leptaucheniinae according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

Sister taxa: Leptauchenia, Leptaucheniini, Limnenetes, Sespiini

Subtaxa: Sespia californica, Sespia heterodon, Sespia nitida, Sespia ultima

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore