Hypertragulus Cope 1874 (ruminant)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Hypertragulidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1874. Supplementary additions to the Synopsis of New Vertebrata from the Territory of Colorado, 1873. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 1(1):22-28

Parent taxon: Hypertragulidae according to I. A. Vislobokova 2001

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Cook 1934, Cope 1891, Ferrusquia-Villafranca 1969, Gazin 1955, Johnson 1966, Matthew 1908, Scott 1940 and Vislobokova 1998

Sister taxa: Andegameryx, Hypertragulinae, Nanotragulus

Subtaxa: Hypertragulus calcaratus Hypertragulus chadronensis Hypertragulus crawfordensis Hypertragulus dakotensis Hypertragulus heikeni Hypertragulus hesperius Hypertragulus minor Hypertragulus minutus Hypertragulus planiceps Hypertragulus quadratus Hypertragulus sequens

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Ecology: ground dwelling frugivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: California)

• Arikareean of United States (14: California, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (29: Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Mexico (1), United States (4: California, Nebraska, Texas)

Total: 50 collections including 53 occurrences

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