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Colodon Marsh 1890 (tapir)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43107

Synonyms: Mesotapirus Scott and Osborn 1890 (no. 321810), Paracolodon Matthew and Granger 1925 (no. 43111)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1890. Notice of new Tertiary mammals. American Journal of Science 39:523-525

Parent taxon: Tapiridae according to M. W. Colbert 2005

Sister taxa: Dilophodon, Eotapirus, Heteraletes, Miotapirus, Nexuotapirus, Palaeotapirus, Paratapirus, Plesiocolopirus, Plesiotapirus, Protapirus, Tapiravus, Tapirella, Tapiriscus, Tapirus, Teleolophus

Subtaxa: Colodon cingulatus, Colodon copei, Colodon inceptus, Colodon kayi, Colodon occidentalis, Colodon orientalis, Colodon stovalli, Colodon woodi, Paracolodon curtus

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Type: Colodon luxatus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore