†family Palaeomerycidae Lydekker 1883 (ruminant)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae

Parent taxon: Cervoidea according to D. R. Prothero and M. R. Liter 2007

See also Carroll 1988, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Prothero and Liter 2008, Sach and Heizmann 2001 and Sánchez et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Amphiprox, Boreameryx, Heterocemas, Lagomerycidae

Subtaxa: Aletomerycinae Amphitragulus Dromomerycinae Palaeomerycinae Palaeomeryx Xenokeryx

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Ukraine (1 collection), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (26: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Brazil (1), Canada (10: Saskatchewan), China (6), France (21), Germany (10), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Italy (4), Kenya (1), Pakistan (2), Poland (1), Portugal (5), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Slovakia (3), Spain (10), Switzerland (4), Uganda (1), Ukraine (3), United States (206: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (4: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Oregon)

• Oligocene of France (2), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (3), Mongolia (1), Pakistan (1), Switzerland (2)

• Eocene of Spain (1)

Total: 339 collections including 382 occurrences

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