†subfamily Ticholeptinae Schultz and Falkenbach 1941 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Full reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1941. Ticholeptinae, a new subfamily of oreodonts. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 79(1):1-105

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

See also Lander and Lindsay 2011, Morgan et al. 2009 and Schultz and Falkenbach 1941

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

Subtaxa: Paroreodon Phenacocoelus Ticholeptus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (5: Saskatchewan collections), United States (39: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (3: Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (13: Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 61 collections each including a single occurrence

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