Blastomeryx vigoratus Hay 1924 (musk deer)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Moschidae

Alternative combination: Longirostromeryx vigoratus

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1924. Description of some fossil vertebrates from the Upper Miocene of Texas. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 37:1-18

Belongs to Blastomeryx according to O. P. Hay 1924

See also Frick 1937, Patton 1967, Patton 1969 and Prothero 2008

Sister taxa: Blastomeryx cursor, Blastomeryx gemmifer

Type specimen: Its type locality is Garvin Gully, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Oakville Formation of Texas

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution: found only at Garvin Gully

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