†family Archaeomerycidae Simpson 1945 (ruminant)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Archaeomerycidae

Parent taxon: Ruminantia according to G. M├ętais 2006

See also Vislobokova 2001

Sister taxa: Amphimoschus, Bovoidea, Camelopardalis, Giraffoidea, Hispanomerycidae, Krabitherium, Merycotherium, Mosaicomeryx, Paalitherium, Palaeohypsodontus, Pecora, Prodremotherium, Thandaungia, Tragulidae, Tragulina

Subtaxa: Archaeomeryx Irrawadymeryx Miomeryx Notomeryx Xinjiangmeryx

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Kazakhstan (2 collections), Mongolia (3)

• Eocene of China (13), Japan (1), Mongolia (1), Myanmar (1)

Total: 21 collections including 22 occurrences

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