Skulls of the Eocene perissodactyls (Mammalia) Homogalax and Isectolophus

Luke T. Holbrook, Spencer G. Lucas, Robert J. Emry

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Abstract

We describe skulls of the Wasatchian perissodactyl Homogalax and the Bridgerian-Uintan perissodactyl Isectolophus from North America for the first time. These skulls provide information on cranial evolution in tapiromorph perissodactyls as well as on primitive character states for Perissodactyla as a whole. They confirm the retention of a primitive rostrum in these taxa, as Radinsky had previously stated without reference to particular specimens. Characters from skull morphology suggest that Homogalax and Isectolophus should not be included in the same family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-956
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Palaeontology

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