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Megaloceros luochuanensis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

Taxonomy
Megaloceros luochuanensis was named by Xue (1982) [A skull with complete left antler and right brow tine (62LMO15).]. Its type locality is Heimugou, Q2, lower part, Luochuan, which is in a Pleistocene loess lime mudstone/mudstone in China.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Megaloceros luochuanensis Xue

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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()
familyCervidae
subfamilyCervinaeGoldfuss 1820
tribeMegaceriniViret 1961
genusMegalocerosBrookes 1828
speciesluochuanensis

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
X. Xue 1982The antlers are relatively small; the brow tine is medium in size, relatively low and short and transversally expanded, so that they form something like an awry peach. The main tine is devided and extends to both external sides. It is parallel to the brow tine. The brow tine and the main tine are inclining forward.