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Merriamoceros coronatus

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Antilocapridae

Taxonomy
Merycodus coronatus was named by Merriam (1913). Its type specimen is UCMP 20052, a partial skull (a single fragmentary horn or antler), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Barstow (UCMP 2057), which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Barstow Formation of California.

It was recombined as Ramoceros coronatus by Frick (1937); it was recombined as Merriamoceros coronatus by Gregory (1942) and Janis and Manning (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Merycodus coronatus Merriam p. 339 figs. 1 - 3
1937Ramoceros coronatus Frick
1942Merriamoceros coronatus Gregory
1998Merriamoceros coronatus Janis and Manning

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
Ruminantiamorpha
Ruminantia(Scopoli 1777)
Pecora()
familyAntilocapridaeOwen 1841
genusMerriamoceros
speciescoronatus()

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
No diagnoses are available