Ramoceros ramosus Cope 1874 (pronghorn)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Antilocapridae

Alternative combinations: Cosoryx ramosus, Dicrocerus ramosus, Merycodus ramosus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1874. Notes on the Santa Fé Marls, and Some of the Contained Vertebrate Fossils. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 26(2):147-152

Belongs to Ramoceros according to S. R. May 2019

See also Cope 1874, Cope 1875, Cope 1875, Frick 1937, Gregory 1942, Hay 1902, Janis and Manning 1998 and Matthew 1904

Sister taxa: Ramoceros brevicornis, Ramoceros marthae, Ramoceros osborni, Ramoceros palmatus

Type specimen: USNM 1144, a partial skull (Three-pronged "antler.")

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (6: New Mexico, Texas collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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