Leptotragulus proavus Scott and Osborn 1887 (protoceratid)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Protoceratidae

Synonyms: Parameryx laevis Marsh 1894, Parameryx sulcatus Marsh 1894

Full reference: W. B. Scott and H. F. Osborn. 1887. Preliminary Report on the Vertebrate Fossils of the Uinta Formation, Collected by the Princeton Expedition of 1886. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 24(126):255-264

Belongs to Leptotragulus according to O. A. Peterson 1919

See also Gazin 1955, Hay 1902, Marsh 1894 and Scott and Osborn 1887

Sister taxa: Leptotragulus clarki, Leptotragulus medius, Leptotragulus ultimus

Type specimens:

  • Leptotragulus proavus: PU 11501, a mandible (Anterior portion of the left ramus of a mandible with P4 and M1)
  • Parameryx laevis:
  • Parameryx sulcatus:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (3: Utah collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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