Blastomeryx Cope 1877 (musk deer)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Moschidae

Parent taxon: Blastomerycinae according to D. R. Prothero 2008

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Cook 1934, Hay 1902, Matthew 1904, Matthew 1908, Prothero 2007 and Webb 1998

Sister taxa: Longirostromeryx, Machaeromeryx, Parablastomeryx, Problastomeryx, Pseudoblastomeryx

Subtaxa: Blastomeryx cursor Blastomeryx gemmifer Blastomeryx vigoratus

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Type: Merycodus gemmifer

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer


• Miocene of Canada (7: Saskatchewan collections), United States (25: Florida, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Montana)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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