Alternative combination: Melanodon goodrichi
Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1929. American Mesozoic Mammalia. Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Yale University 3(1):1-171
Type specimen: YPM 13738, a maxilla (part of right maxilla with M3-5). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.
Ecology: scansorial insectivore