Paracosoryx nevadensis Merriam 1911 (pronghorn)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Antilocapridae

type locality is High Rock Canyon [18922]

Alternative combinations: Cosoryx nevadensis, Merycodus nevadensis

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1911. Tertiary Mammal Beds Of Virgin Valley and Thousand Creek In Northwestern Nevada. Part II.-Vertebrate Faunas. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geology 6(11):199-304

Belongs to Paracosoryx according to E. B. Davis 2007

See also Frick 1937 and Tedford et al. 1987

Sister taxa: Paracosoryx alticornis, Paracosoryx dawesensis, Paracosoryx furlongi, Paracosoryx loxoceros, Paracosoryx wilsoni

Type specimen: UCMP 12608, a mandible (a lower jaw with m1 to m3)

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer


• Miocene of United States (3: Nevada, Oregon collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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