Leptoreodon marshi Wortman 1898 (protoceratid)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Protoceratidae

Synonyms: Camelomeryx longiceps Scott 1898, Leptoreodon gracilis Scott 1898, Merycodesmus gracilis Scott 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 Leptoreodon according to O. A. Peterson 1919

See also Gazin 1955, Golz 1976, Hay 1902, Scott 1898, Wilson 1974 and Wortman 1898

Sister taxa: Leptoreodon (Hesperomeryx), Leptoreodon edwardsi, Leptoreodon golzi, Leptoreodon leptolophus, Leptoreodon major, Leptoreodon pusillus, Leptoreodon stocki

Type specimens:

  • Leptoreodon marshi: AMNH 2064, a skull (Skull and both rami of mandible)
  • Camelomeryx longiceps:
  • Merycodesmus gracilis:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (9: California, Montana, Texas, Utah)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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