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Merycoidodon Leidy 1848 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42502

Synonyms: Blickohyus Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (no. 44571), Cotylops Leidy 1851 (no. 45333), Eucrotaphus (Oreodon) Leidy 1851 (no. 333385), Genetochoerus Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (no. 46589), Oreodon Leidy 1851 (no. 49384), Otionohyus Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (no. 49486), Paramerycoidodon Schultz and Falkenbach 1968 (no. 49867), Prodesmatochoerus Schultz and Falkenbach 1954 (no. 42509), Promesoreodon Schultz and Falkenbach 1949 (no. 50836), Subdesmatochoerus Schultz and Falkenbach 1954 (no. 51862)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1848. On a new fossil genus and species of ruminantoid Pachydermata: Merycoidodon culbertsonii. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 4:40-51

Parent taxon: Merycoidodontinae according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

Sister taxa: Eucrotaphus, Mesoreodon

Subtaxa: Genetochoerus (Osbornohyus), Merycoidodon (Anomerycoidodon), Merycoidodon (Blickohyus), Merycoidodon (Merycoidodon), Merycoidodon (Otarohyus), Merycoidodon minor, Paramerycoidodon (Barbourochoerus), Paramerycoidodon (Gregoryochoerus)

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore