Hypercoryphodon

Name: Hypercoryphodon ‭(‬Above Coryohodon/peaked tooth‭)‬.
Phonetic: Hie-per-co-re-foe-don.
Named By: Henry Fairfield Osborn‭ & ‬Walter W.‭ ‬Granger‭ ‬-‭ ‬1932.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Pantodonta.
Species: H.‭ ‬thomsoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: Mongolia.
Time period: Priabonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Described from a skull,‭ ‬Hypercoryphodon was a pantodont mammal that is considered to be a potential descendent of the better represented Coryphodon.‭ ‬As such Hypercoryphodon is also envisioned to be a quadrupedal hippopotamus-like herbivore that may have been able to adapt its feeding to suit different situations.‭ ‬Other than this Hypercoryphodon is thought to have possibly lived in wetland to forest ecosystems that it might have shared with other herbivores such as dinoceratans like Gobiatherium.
       Hypercoryphodon was named in‭ ‬1932‭ ‬by Walter Granger and Henry Osborn,‭ ‬the latter of which named some of the most famous prehistoric animals of all time including Tyrannosaurus,‭ ‬Velociraptor and Oviraptor amongst many others.



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