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Merycodus Leidy 1854 (pronghorn)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Antilocapridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42730

Synonym: Meryceros Frick 1937 (taxon 48156)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1854. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, June 6th, 1854]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7:89-90

Parent taxon: Antilocapridae according to C. M. Janis and E. Manning 1998

Sister taxa: Antilocapra, Antilocaprinae, Cosoryx, Hayoceros, Hexameryx, Ilingoceros, Merriamoceros, Merycodontinae, Paracosoryx, Plioceros, Ramoceros, Submeryceros, Texoceros

Subtaxa: Merycodus agilis, Merycodus crucensis, Merycodus hookwayi, Merycodus joraki, Merycodus major, Merycodus necatus, Merycodus prodromus, Merycodus sabulonis, Merycodus tehuanus, Merycodus warreni

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Type: Merycodus necatus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer