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Subdromomeryx antilopinus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Palaeomerycidae

Taxonomy
Blastomeryx antilopinus was named by Scott (1893) [also said to be 1893].

It was recombined as Palaeomeryx antilopinus by Douglass (1899) and Matthew (1904); it was recombined as Dromomeryx antilopinus by Douglass (1909), Scott (1913), Frick (1937) and Janis and Manning (1998); it was recombined as Subdromomeryx antilopinus by Prothero and Liter (2007) and Prothero and Liter (2008).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Blastomeryx antilopinus Scott p. 662
1899Palaeomeryx antilopinus Douglass
1904Palaeomeryx antilopinus Matthew p. 104
1909Dromomeryx antilopinus Douglass
1913Dromomeryx antilopinus Scott
1937Cranioceras kinseyi Frick
1937Dromomeryx antilopinus Frick
1937Dromomeryx scotti Frick
1937Dromomeryx wilsoni Frick
1977Subdromomeryx scotti Skinner et al.
1981Dromomeryx scotti Morea
1987Rakomeryx kinseyi Tedford et al.
1998Dromomeryx antilopinus Janis and Manning
1998Dromomeryx scotti Janis and Manning
1998Rakomeryx kinseyi Janis and Manning
2007Subdromomeryx antilopinus Prothero and Liter p. 246
2008Subdromomeryx antilopinus Prothero and Liter

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
superfamilyCervoidea
familyPalaeomerycidaeLydekker 1883
subfamilyDromomerycinae(Frick 1937)
tribeDromomeryciniFrick 1937
genusSubdromomeryx(Frick 1937)
speciesantilopinus()

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. B. Scott 1893Size decidedly smaller than that of B. borealis Cope, and ribs of external crescents on upper molars less prominent.
D. R. Prothero and M. R. Liter 2008Similar to Dromomeryx, but much smaller size (Table
1; Fig. 10); molars more mesodont; premolar row shorter, and Palaeomeryx fold usually lost. Supraorbital horns relatively smaller, with basal flange less pronounced, and limbs relatively longer and more slender than those of Dromomeryx (after Janis and Manning, 1998, p. 483).