Simidectes magnus Peterson 1919 (mesonychian)

Mammalia - Acreodi

Alternative combinations: Petersonella magna, Pleurocyon magnus

Full reference: O. A. Peterson. 1919. Report Upon the Material Discovered in the Upper Eocene of the Uinta Basin by Earl Douglas in the Years 1908-1909, and by O. A. Peterson in 1912. Annals of Carnegie Museum 12(2):40-168

Belongs to Simidectes according to J. A. Wilson and M. S. Stevens 1986

See also Coombs 1971, Gustafson 1979, Peterson 1919 and Westgate 1990

Sister taxa: Simidectes medius, Simidectes merriami

Type specimen: C. M. No. 2928, a mandible (symphysis of lower jaws with left ramus nearly complete and a portion of the dentition in place). Its type locality is Myton Pocket, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore


• Eocene of United States (7: Texas, Utah collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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