Protoceras Marsh 1891 (protoceratid)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Protoceratidae

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1891. A horned artiodactyle (Protoceras celer) from the Miocene. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 41(241):81-82

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

See also Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Marsh 1891, Matthew 1908, Prothero 1998, Scott 1940, Webb 1981 and Webb et al. 2003

Sister taxon: Paratoceras

Subtaxa: Protoceras celer Protoceras comptus Protoceras nasutus Protoceras neatodelpha Protoceras skinneri

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Type: Protoceras celer

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Miocene of United States (1: Texas collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of Canada (4: Saskatchewan), United States (5: North Dakota, South Dakota)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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