Prohyracodon meridionale Chow 1961 (odd-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Hyracodontidae

Synonym: Prohyracodon progressa Chow 1961

Full reference: M.-C. Chow. 1961. New Primitive True Rhinoceroses from the Eocene of Iliang, Yunnan. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 5(4):291-304

Belongs to Prohyracodon according to Chow and Xu 1961

See also Chow 1961 and Dashzeveg 1991

Sister taxa: Prohyracodon obrutschewi, Prohyracodon orientale, Prohyracodon parvum, Prothyracodon uintense

Type specimens:

  • Prohyracodon meridionale: V0046, a maxilla. Its type locality is Kaofenpei, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Lumeiyi Formation of China.
  • Prohyracodon progressa: V0045, a partial skull (Palate). Its type locality is Hsiaoshaho, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Lumeiyi Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of China (2 collections), Mongolia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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