Family Moschidae Gray 1821 (musk deer)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Moschidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Pecora according to M. Spaulding et al. 2009

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Gray 1821, Hassanin and Douzery 2003, Nowak 1991 and Prothero 2008

Sister taxa: Antilocapridae, Babameryx, Bovidae, Bugtimeryx, Camelopardalidae, Cervidae, Cervoidea, Dremotherium, Giraffidae, Leptomerycidae, Namibiomeryx, Orangemeryx, Prodremotheridae, Propalaeoryx, Sperrgebietomeryx, Walangania

Subtaxa: Bedenomeryx Blastomerycinae Friburgomeryx Hispanomeryx Hydropotopsis Moschinae Oriomeryx Pomelomeryx

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (4 collections)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Canada (9: Saskatchewan), China (10), France (5), Germany (5), Hungary (1), Panama (1), Spain (10), Switzerland (1), United States (98: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (17: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (6: California, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (1), Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 171 collections including 184 occurrences

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