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Leptotragulus Scott and Osborn 1887 (protoceratid)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42577

Synonym: Parameryx Marsh 1894 (taxon 49873)

Full reference: W. B. Scott and H. F. Osborn. 1887. Preliminary Report on the Vertebrate Fossils of the Uinta Formation, Collected by the Princeton Expedition of 1886. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 24(126):255-264

Parent taxon: Protoceratidae according to D. R. Prothero and J. A. Ludtke 2007

Sister taxa: Calops, Heteromeryx, Leptoreodon, Leptotragulinae, Poabromylus, Protoceratinae, Pseudoprotoceras, Synthetoceratinae, Toromeryx, Trigenicus

Subtaxa: Leptotragulus clarki, Leptotragulus medius, Leptotragulus proavus, Leptotragulus ultimus

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Type: Leptotragulus proavus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser