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Entelodon dirus Matthew and Granger 1923 (even-toed ungulate)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Entelodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 101337

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1923. The fauna of the Houldjin gravels. American Museum Novitates 97:1-6

Belongs to Entelodon according to S. G. Lucas and R. J. Emry 1996

Sister taxa: Anthracothema tsuchiyai, Entelodon deguilheimi, Entelodon diconodon, Entelodon gobiensis, Entelodon magnus, Entelodon major, Entelodon ordosius, Entelodon orientalis

Type specimen: AMNH 19181, a tooth (last upper molar). Its type locality is Houldjin Gravels (early 1920s AMNH), which is in a Houldjinian terrestrial gravel in China.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore