†subfamily Merycochoerinae Schultz and Falkenbach 1940 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Full reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1940. Merycochoerinae, a new subfamily of oreodonts. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 77(5):213-306

Parent taxon: Merycoidodontidae according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

See also Schultz and Falkenbach 1940

Sister taxa: Aclistomycterinae, Brachycrurinae, Desmatochoerinae, Eporeodontinae, Leptaucheniinae, Merychyinae, Merycoidodontinae, Miniochoerinae, Oreonetinae, Phenacocoelinae, Promerycochoerinae, Ticholeptinae, Ustatochoerinae, Eucrotaphus, Diplotremus

Subtaxa: Hypsiops Merycochoerus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Panama (2), United States (22: Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (20: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (12: Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 58 collections including 59 occurrences

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