Herpetotherium knighti McGrew et al. 1959 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae

Alternative combination: Peratherium knighti

Synonyms: Centracodon delicatus Marsh 1872, Entomacodon minutus Marsh 1872, Peradectes morrisi Gazin 1962, Peratherium morrisi Gazin 1962

Full reference: P. O. McGrew, J. E. Berman, M. K. Hecht, J. M. Hummel, G. G. Simpson and A. E. Wood. 1959. The geology and paleontology of the Elk Mountain and Tabernacle Butte area, Wyoming. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 117(3):117-176

Belongs to Herpetotherium according to J. Rothecker and J. E. Storer 1996

See also Gazin 1962, Hay 1902, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983, Marsh 1872, Matthew 1909, McGrew et al. 1959 and Robinson 1968

Sister taxa: Herpetotherium innominatum, Herpetotherium merriami, Herpetotherium valens, Herpetotherium youngi

Type specimens:

  • Herpetotherium knighti: Its type locality is Hyopsodus Hill, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming
  • Centracodon delicatus:
  • Entomacodon minutus:
  • Peratherium morrisi:

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore


• Eocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), United States (62: California, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 64 collections each including a single occurrence

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