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Pachyaena ossifraga Cope 1874 (condylarth)

Osteichthyes - Acreodi - Mesonychidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49575

Alternative combinations: Mesonyx ossifraga, Mesonyx ossifragus

Synonym: Pachyaena intermedia Wortman 1899 (taxon 49574)

Belongs to Pachyaena according to F. Solé et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Pachyaena gigantea, Pachyaena gracilis, Pachyaena nemegetica

Type specimens:

  • Pachyaena ossifraga: Its type locality is Arroyo Blanco (Cope), which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the San Jose Formation of New Mexico
  • Pachyaena intermedia:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur 316.0 x 38.9, humerus 232.0 x 39.5, radius length 201.0, tibia length 271.0, ulna 217.5 x 24.0

Estimated body mass: 56.9 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length