†family Leptomerycidae Zittel 1893 (ruminant)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Leptomerycidae

Alternative spelling: Leptomerycinae

Full reference: K. A. Zittel. 1893. Handbuch der Paläontologie, Abteilung I. Paläeozoologie. Band IV, Vertebrata (Mammalia). R. Oldenbourg 1-799

Parent taxon: Pecora according to M. Spaulding et al. 2009

See also Carroll 1988, Ferrusquia-Villafranca 1969, Hay 1902, Matthew 1908, Scott 1940 and Vislobokova 2001

Sister taxa: Antilocapridae, Babameryx, Bovidae, Bugtimeryx, Camelopardalidae, Cervidae, Cervoidea, Dremotherium, Giraffidae, Moschidae, Namibiomeryx, Orangemeryx, Prodremotheridae, Propalaeoryx, Sperrgebietomeryx, Walangania

Subtaxa: Hendryomeryx Leptomeryx Pipestoneia Pronodens Pseudoparablastomeryx

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Ecology: ground dwelling frugivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Mexico (1), United States (21: California, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (6: Montana, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of Canada (5: Saskatchewan), United States (58: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (3: Utah, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (11: British Columbia, Saskatchewan), Mexico (1), United States (77: California, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 185 collections including 215 occurrences

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