Leptotragulus Scott and Osborn 1887 (protoceratid)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Protoceratidae

Synonym: Parameryx Marsh 1894

Full reference: W. B. Scott and H. F. Osborn. 1887. Preliminary Report on the Vertebrate Fossils of the Uinta Formation, Collected by the Princeton Expedition of 1886. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 24(126):255-264

Parent taxon: Protoceratidae according to D. R. Prothero and J. A. Ludtke 2007

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Gazin 1955, Hay 1902, Matthew 1908, Peterson 1919 and Prothero 1998

Sister taxa: Calops, Heteromeryx, Leptoreodon, Leptotragulinae, Poabromylus, Protoceratinae, Pseudoprotoceras, Synthetoceratinae, Toromeryx, Trigenicus

Subtaxa: Leptotragulus clarki Leptotragulus medius Leptotragulus proavus Leptotragulus ultimus

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Type: Leptotragulus proavus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (12: Georgia, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 13 collections including 16 occurrences

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