Prochetodon Jepsen 1940 (multituberculate)

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Ptilodontidae

Full reference: G. L. Jepsen. 1940. Paleocene faunas of the Polecat Bench Formation, Park County, Wyoming. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 83(2):217-341

Parent taxon: Ptilodontidae according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and J. H. Hurum 2001

See also Jepsen 1940 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Baiotomeus, Kimbetohia, Ptilodus

Subtaxa: Prochetodon cavus Prochetodon foxi Prochetodon speirsae Prochetodon taxus

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Type: Prochetodon cavus

Ecology: arboreal omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Canada (10: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (19: Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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