(Above Coryohodon/peaked tooth).
Named By: Henry Fairfield Osborn & Walter W. Granger - 1932.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Pantodonta.
Species: H. thomsoni (type).
Known locations: Mongolia.
Time period: Priabonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Skull.
from a skull, Hypercoryphodon was a pantodont
mammal that is
considered to be a potential descendent of the better represented
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.
- Coryphodonts and uintatheres from the Mongolian expedition of 1930. - American Museum Novitates 552:1-16. - H. F. Osborn & W. Granger - 1932.