Mesonyx Cope 1871 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Acreodi - Mesonychidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. Descriptions of some new Vertebrata from the Bridger Group of the Eocene. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 12:460-465

Parent taxon: Mesonychinae according to X. Zhou et al. 1995

See also Archibald 1998, Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Cope 1880, Cope 1880, Gingerich 1998, Hay 1902, McKenna and Bell 1997, Scott 1892, Szalay and Gould 1966 and Thewissen et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Ankalagon, Guilestes, Hukoutherium, Mongolestes, Mongolonyx, Yantanglestes

Subtaxa: Mesonyx dakotensis Mesonyx lanius Mesonyx nuhetingensis Mesonyx obtusidens Mesonyx uqbulakensis

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Type: Mesonyx obtusidens

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of China (4 collections), United States (12: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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