Merychyus elegans smithi Douglass 1903 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Alternative combinations: Merychyus smithi, Ticholeptus smithi, Ticholeptus zygomaticus smithi

Full reference: E. Douglass. 1903. New vertebrates from the Montana Tertiary. Annals of Carnegie Museum 2(5):145-199

Belongs to Merychyus elegans according to T. S. Kelly and E. B. Lander 1988

See also Black 1961, Douglass 1903, Lander 1998, Morea 1981, Schultz and Falkenbach 1941, Tabrum and Nichols 2001 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxon: Merychyus elegans bluei

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (5: California, Idaho, Montana collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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