Bunomeryx montanus Wortman 1898 (even-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Homacodontidae

Synonym: Bunomeryx elegans Wortman 1898

Full reference: J. L. Wortman. 1898. The extinct Camelidae of North America and some associated forms. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 10(7):93-141

Belongs to Bunomeryx according to J. M. Theodor et al. 2007

See also Alroy 2002, Gazin 1955, Hay 1902, Norris 1999, Peterson 1919 and Stucky 1998

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Bunomeryx montanus: AMNH 2071, a partial skull (ostral portion of a skull with P^-IVP on left side and right canine, and left ramus of mandible with P4-M3). Its type locality is Kennedy's Hole, which is in an Uintan terrestrial horizon in the Uinta Formation of Utah.
  • Bunomeryx elegans: AMNH 2066A, a partial skull (Palatal portion of skull with P--M^ of right and part of left series, and both rami of mandible, right with P2-M3).

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Utah collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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