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†family Leptomerycidae Zittel 1893 (ruminant)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 42603

Alternative spelling: Leptomerycinae

Full reference: K. A. Zittel. 1893. Handbuch der Paläontologie, Abteilung I. Paläeozoologie. Band IV, Vertebrata (Mammalia). R. Oldenbourg 1-799

Parent taxon: Pecora according to M. Spaulding et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Antilocapridae, Babameryx, Bovidae, Bugtimeryx, Camelopardalidae, Cervidae, Cervoidea, Dremotherium, Giraffidae, Moschidae, Namibiomeryx, Orangemeryx, Prodremotheridae, Propalaeoryx, Sperrgebietomeryx, Walangania

Subtaxa: Hendryomeryx, Leptomeryx, Pipestoneia, Pronodens, Pseudoparablastomeryx

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Ecology: ground dwelling frugivore