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Merycoides giganteus Schultz and Falkenbach 1949 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48294

Full reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1949. Promerycochoerinae, a new subfamily of oreodonts. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(3):69-198

Belongs to Merycoides according to C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1949

Sister taxa: Merycoides cursor, Merycoides longiceps, Merycoides nebraskensis, Merycoides pariogonus

Type specimen: F:AM 33316, a skull (Skull with C/-M3). Its type locality is Big Muddy Creek, which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore