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†family Protoceratidae Marsh 1891 (protoceratid)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1891. A horned artiodactyle (Protoceras celer) from the Miocene. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 41(241):81-82

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

Sister taxon: Ruminantia

Subtaxa: Heteromeryx, Leptoreodon, Leptotragulinae, Leptotragulus, Poabromylus, Protoceratinae, Pseudoprotoceras, Synthetoceratinae, Toromeryx, Trigenicus

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Type: Protoceras

Ecology: ground dwelling browser