Synonym: Metoreodon Matthew and Cook 1909
Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89
Subtaxa: Merychyus (Metoreodon) Merychyus arenarum Merychyus calaminthus Merychyus elegans Merychyus minimus Merychyus novomexicanus Merychyus relictus Merychyus siouxensis Merychyus smithi Merychyus verrucomalus
Type: Merychyus elegans
Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore
• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Mexico (2), United States (150: California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)
Total: 209 collections including 219 occurrences
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