†subfamily Blastomerycinae Frick 1937 (musk deer)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Moschidae

Parent taxon: Moschidae according to D. R. Prothero 2007

See also Prothero 2008

Sister taxa: Bedenomeryx, Friburgomeryx, Hispanomeryx, Hydropotopsis, Moschinae, Oriomeryx, Pomelomeryx

Subtaxa: Blastomeryx Longirostromeryx Machaeromeryx Parablastomeryx Problastomeryx Pseudoblastomeryx

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (9: Saskatchewan collections), Panama (1), United States (95: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (17: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (6: California, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming)

Total: 128 collections including 137 occurrences

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