I is for Isectolophus – #AtoZChallenge – 2017 – Uintan Mammals

I is for Isectolophus

Isectolophus is another hoofed mammal. There seem to have been many in the middle Eocene. (The reality is that it’s probably a collection bias – hoofed mammals are bigger and easier for paleontologists to spot than little rodents and primates and things, but that’s a different story.)

Isectolophus is most closely related to modern tapirs.

Isectolophus litidens

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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