Merycochoerus magnus Loomis 1924 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

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 Merycochoerus according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

See also Galbreath 1953, Loomis 1924, Schultz and Falkenbach 1940 and Vanderhill 1980

Sister taxa: Merycochoerus (Brachycrus), Merycochoerus chelydra, Merycochoerus matthewi, Merycochoerus pinensis, Merycochoerus proprius

Type specimen: Its type locality is Agate (7 Miles NE), which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Marsland Formation of Nebraska

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (6: Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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