Merychyus siouxensis Loomis 1924 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Synonym: Phenacocoelus munroensis Peterson 1928

Full reference: F. B. Loomis. 1924. Miocene oreodonts in the American Museum. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 51(1):1-37

Belongs to Merychyus according to C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1947

See also Lander 1998, Loomis 1924 and Schultz and Falkenbach 1950

Sister taxa: Merychyus (Metoreodon), Merychyus arenarum, Merychyus calaminthus, Merychyus elegans, Merychyus minimus, Merychyus novomexicanus, Merychyus relictus, Merychyus smithi, Merychyus verrucomalus

Type specimens:

  • Merychyus siouxensis: AMNH 13774, a skull (Skull with I2-M3)
  • Phenacocoelus munroensis:

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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