†family Gelocidae Schlosser 1886 (ruminant)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Gelocidae

Synonym: Bachitheriidae Janis 1987

Parent taxon: Traguloidea according to I. A. Vislobokova 2001

See also Carroll 1988, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Matthew 1908, Vianey-Liaud et al. 2014, Webb 2008 and Webb and Taylor 1980

Sister taxon: Lophiomerycidae

Subtaxa: Bachitherium Gelocus Gobiomeryx Paragelocus Phaneromeryx Pseudoceratinae Pseudogelocus Pseudomeryx

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (11: Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Texas)

• Miocene of Honduras (1), United States (23: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (2), France (21), Germany (3), Mongolia (19), Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (1), China (1), Germany (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 87 collections including 99 occurrences

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