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Subdromomeryx

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Palaeomerycidae

Taxonomy
Dromomeryx (Subdromomeryx) was named by Frick (1937). It is not extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Dromomeryx by Morea (1981); it was reranked as Subdromomeryx by Prothero and Liter (2007) and Prothero and Liter (2008).

It was assigned to Dromomeryx by Frick (1937); and to Dromomerycini by Prothero and Liter (2007) and Prothero and Liter (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1937Dromomeryx (Subdromomeryx) Frick
1977Subdromomeryx Skinner et al.
2007Subdromomeryx Prothero and Liter p. 246
2008Subdromomeryx 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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
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)

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
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).