Ellipsodon yotankae Van Valen 1978 (condylarth)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae

Full reference: L. M. Van Valen. 1978. The beginning of the Age of Mammals. Evolutionary Theory 4:45-80

Belongs to Ellipsodon according to T. Williamson and T. Carr 2007

See also Van Valen 1978, Williamson 1996 and Williamson and Lucas 1993

Sister taxa: Ellipsodon grangeri, Ellipsodon inaequidens, Ellipsodon lemuroides, Ellipsodon sternbergi

Type specimen: ACM 6359, a set of teeth. Its type locality is 3/4 mile south of Route 44, which is in a Paleocene terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (9: New Mexico collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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