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Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae
It was synonymized subjectively with Merycoides longiceps by Lander (1998); it was recombined as Merycoides stouti by Stevens and Stevens (2007).
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1950||SKULL: Largest known form of the genus; frontals rounded laterally; nasal retracted anteriorly to a point above anterior portion ofP1; anterior nasal-maxillacontact inregion above P2;typical round supraorbital foramen present (not an oblong vacuity as in P. typus or elongated slot-like depression as in P. kayi), with prominent groove extending forward and downward on side of face to ap- proximately the anterior border of large lacrimal fossa; zygomatic arch moderately heavy, with gradual rise posteriorly, extending to and above posterior border of post-glenoid process (similar to arch of P. kayi, not U-shaped in outline as in P. typus); malar deeper than in other species of genus; infraorbital foramen above P4 , enlarged; bulla similar to that of P. kayi, with inferior surface more depressed towards basioccipital than in P. typus; postglenoid process robust, wide transversely.
MANDIBLE: Largest of genus; similar in shape to that of P. kayi; ramus shallower than examples of P. typus; inferior border with more downward curve below M3 than in other species of genus.
DENTITION: Superior and inferior series longer and more robust than in other species of Phenacocoelus; C/ and P1moderately large and heavy; premolars not crowded, tendency to slight diastema between P1 and P2 ; p1 usually set at slight angle to alveolar border; Pr-P3 each set at slight angle to alveolar border; weak posterior intermediate crest developed on P2.
LIMBS:Approximately same length as examples of P. kayi; considerably longer than those of P. typus; more robust than in either of these two species.