†subfamily Ticholeptinae Schultz and Falkenbach 1941 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Full reference: C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach. 1941. Ticholeptinae, a new subfamily of oreodonts. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 79(1):1-105

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

See also Lander and Lindsay 2011, Morgan et al. 2009, Schultz and Falkenbach 1941 and Stevens and Stevens 1996

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

Subtaxa: Paroreodon Phenacocoelus Ticholeptus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (5: Saskatchewan collections), United States (39: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (3: Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (13: Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 61 collections each including a single occurrence

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