Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Tillodontia, the name given by Professor O. C. Marsh to a remarkable group of fossil mammals found abundantly in the Eocene rocks of North America. In the typical genus Tillotherium, probably more correctly known as Anchippodus, the skeleton is carnivore-like, the feet plantigrade, with five long-clawed digits to each, and the skull bear-like but the molar teeth are of Ungulalte type and the incisors rodent-like, so that it seems to be a generalised type combining the Ungulata, Rodentia, and Carnivora. Professor Cope classes these fossils with the similar Taeniodonta and the Insectivora (q.v.) in his order Bunotheria.