Mesembriportax Gentry 1974 (antelope)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Bovidae

Parent taxon: Bovidae according to R. L. Carroll 1988

Sister taxa: Antilopina, Antilopinae, Antilospira, Bibos, Bovinae, Brabovus, Bucapra, Cambayella, Camelopardalina, Capra depressa, Capra reversa, Caprina, Caprinae, Criotherium, Deperetia, Dorcadoryx, Dorcadoxa, Eosyncerus, Euceratherium, Gallogoral, Gazellospira, Gentrytragus, Gobiocerus, Hanhaicerus, Helicoportax, Helicotragus, Hemibos, Hemistrepsiceros, Hesperidoceras, Hesperoceras, Hezhengia, Hippotraginae, Hypsodontinae, Kabulicornis, Kobikeryx, Kubanotragus, Leptobos, Leptotragus, Liops, Lyrocerus, Megalovis, Mesembriacerus, Microtragus, Moschiola, Namacerus, Neotragocerus, Nisidorcas, Oiocerini, Olonbulukia, Orasius, Oreonager, Orygotherium, Pachygazella, Pachyportax, Pachytragus, Palaeoreas, Palaeoryx, Paraprotoryx, Paratragocerus, Parurmiatherium, Peleinae, Perimia, Platybos, Pliotragus, Proamphibos, Procamptoceras, Procobus, Prodamaliscus, Proleptobos, Prosinotragus, Prostrepsiceros, Protragelaphus, Protragocerus, Pseudobos, Pseudoeotragus, Pseudotragus, Pultiphagonides, Qurliqnoria, Rhynchotragus, Rhynotragus, Ruticeros, Samokeros, Selenoportax, Shensispira, Sinoreas, Sinoryx, Sinotragus, Sivacapra, Sivaceros, Sivaportax, Sivatragus, Sivoryx, Spirocerus, Sporadotragus, Strepsiportax, Strogulognathus, Tchaltacerus, Tethytragus, Toribos, Torticornis, Tossunnoria, Tragelaphinae, Tragocerus, Tragoportax, Tragoreas, Tragospira, Tsaidamotherium, Turritragus, Urmiatheriinae, Wellsiana

Subtaxa: Mesembriportax acrae

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of South Africa (2 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), South Africa (3)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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