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Hyracodon Leidy 1856 (odd-toed ungulate)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Hyracodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43155

Alternative spelling: Rhinoceros (Hyracodon)

Synonym: Mesamynodon Peterson 1931 (taxon 48323)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of several genera of extinct Mammalia, previously less perfectly characterized. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:91-95

Parent taxon: Hyracodontidae according to H. Wang et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Allaceropinae, Alloceropinae, Ardynia, Epitriplopus, Hyracodontinae, Ilianodon, Pataecops, Praeaceratherium, Prohyracodon, Rhodopagus, Triplopides, Triplopodinae, Triplopus, Ulania, Yimengia

Subtaxa: Hyracodon arcidens, Hyracodon browni, Hyracodon leidyanus, Hyracodon major, Hyracodon medius, Hyracodon nebraskensis, Hyracodon petersoni, Hyracodon primus, Hyracodon priscidens

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Type: Rhinoceros nebraskensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore