†subfamily Promerycochoerinae Schultz and Falkenbach 1949 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Full reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1949. Promerycochoerinae, a new subfamily of oreodonts. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 93(3):69-198

Parent taxon: Merycoidodontidae according to M. S. Stevens and J. B. Stevens 2007

See also Schultz and Falkenbach 1949 and Stevens and Stevens 1996

Sister taxa: Aclistomycterinae, Brachycrurinae, Desmatochoerinae, Eporeodontinae, Leptaucheniinae, Merychyinae, Merycochoerinae, Merycoidodontinae, Miniochoerinae, Oreonetinae, Phenacocoelinae, Ticholeptinae, Ustatochoerinae, Diplotremus

Subtaxa: Desmatochoerus Megoreodon Promerycochoerus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Miocene of United States (2: Montana, Oregon collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (20: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (29: California, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of United States (13: Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington)

Total: 64 collections including 83 occurrences

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