Texoceros altidens Matthew 1924 (pronghorn)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Antilocapridae

Alternative combinations: Capromeryx altidens, Merycodus altidens

Synonyms: Capromeryx texanus Hesse 1935, Dorcameryx optimae Reed and Longnecker 1928, Texoceros texanus Hesse 1935

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1924. Third contribution to the Snake Creek Fauna. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 50:59-210

Belongs to Texoceros according to C. M. Janis and E. Manning 1998

See also Dalquest 1983, Frick 1937, Hesse 1935, Hesse 1936, Matthew 1924 and Stirton 1938

Sister taxa: Texoceros edensis, Texoceros guymonensis, Texoceros minorei, Texoceros vaughani

Type specimens:

  • Texoceros altidens: Its type locality is Aphelops Draw Quarries, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Snake Creek Formation of Nebraska
  • Capromeryx texanus: UCMP 30337, a mandible (lower left jaw). Its type locality is Hemphill County 6, which is in a Miocene/Hemphillian terrestrial sandstone/gravel in Texas.
  • Dorcameryx optimae:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (4: Nebraska, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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