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Eumeryx culminis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

Taxonomy
Eumeryx culminis was named by Matthew and Granger (1924) [Type series consists of 'fragments of upper and lower jaws and foot bones, probably of several individuals found together]. It is not extant. Its type specimen is AMNH 19147. Its type locality is Ten miles west of Loh, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in the Hsanda Gol Formation of Mongolia. It is the type species of Eumeryx.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1924Eumeryx culminis Matthew and Granger p. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyCervidae
genusEumeryx
speciesculminis

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. D. Matthew and W. Granger 1924General characters of primitive Cervidae. Upper canine, a large compressed, slender tusk. Molars brachyodont, the upper molars with prominent styles and anterior rib but no trace of posterior rib, the lower molars with slight traces of a 'palaeomeryx-fold'. Four lower premolars in series, p1 small, one-rooted and simple, p2-4 compressed, two-rooted, with inner crests nearly as in Blastomeryx, more developed than in Predremotherium. Navicular and cuboid united, inner cuneiform separate. Median metacarpals and metatarsals united into cannon-bones, but the distal keel not extended over the dorsal surface. Fifth metacarpal and metatarsal coössified proximally, second separate.
Size about that of Blastomeryx advena; but there are a few specimens of considerably larger size that may prove to be a distinct species.