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†family Climacoceratidae Hamilton 1978 (ruminant)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 185962

Alternative spelling: Climacoceridae

Full reference: W. R. Hamilton. 1978. Fossil giraffes from the Miocene of Africa and a revision of the phylogeny of the Giraffoidea. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B 283(996):165-229

Parent taxon: Artiodactyla according to M. Danowitz et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Achaenodontidae, Ancodonta, Antiacodontidae, Antiacodontinae, Caenotheriidae, Cetancodontamorpha, Choeropotamoidea, Diacodexeidae, Dichobunoidea, Eolantianus, Eurytheriidae, Haplobunodontidae, Helohyinae, Hsanotherium, Hyodonta, Leptochoerinae, Merycoidodontoidea, Myanmarius, Neoselenodontia, Nonruminantia, Nothokemadidae, Raphenacodus, Ruminantiamorpha, Suiformes, Suoidea, Tragulohyus, Tylopoda, Whippomorpha, Cetruminantia, Entelodontoidea, Cetacea, Cetancodonta

Subtaxa: Climacoceras, Climacoceratinae, Prolibytherium, Sperrgebietomerycinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser