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Odocoileus hemionus Rafinesque 1817 (mule deer)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49284

Alternative combinations: Cervus hemionus, Dama hemionus

Synonyms: Cariacus ensifer Cope 1889 (no. 44928), Odocoileus cascensis Frick 1937 (no. 49278), Odocoileus columbianus Merriam 1898 (no. 49279), Odocoileus ensifer Cope 1889 (no. 49282)

Belongs to Odocoileus according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Odocoileus brachydontus, Odocoileus brachyodontus, Odocoileus dolichopsis, Odocoileus laevicornis, Odocoileus peruvianus, Odocoileus rothschildi, Odocoileus salinae, Odocoileus sellardsiae, Odocoileus virginianus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Average measurements (in mm): P2 12.7 x 11.4, P3 12.8 x 13.6, P4 12.5 x 13.1, M1 17.8 x 15.2, M2 19.1 x 16.9, M3 17.6 x 15.5, p2 10.7 x 6.1, p3 13.6 x 8.5, p4 15.7 x 8.9, m1 17.0 x 10.6, m2 19.4 x 11.1, m3 23.7 x 10.5