Merycochoerus proprius Leidy 1858 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Merycoidodontidae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Belongs to Merycochoerus according to C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1940

See also Cope 1884, Douglass 1906, Leidy 1858 and Stevens and Stevens 2007

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

Type specimen: ANSP 10868, ANSP 10867, NM 156, a mandible. Its type locality is Niobrara River (coll. Hayden 1857), which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Loop Fork Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (7: Nebraska)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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