Paramerychyus relictus Loomis 1924 (oreodont)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Merycoidodontidae

Alternative combinations: Eporeodon major relictus, Eporeodon relictus, Merycoides relictus

Full reference: F. B. Loomis. 1924. Miocene oreodonts in the American Museum. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 51(1):1-37

Belongs to Paramerychyus according to C. B. Schultz and C. H. Falkenbach 1947

See also Lander 1998, Loomis 1924 and Thorpe 1937

Sister taxon: Paramerychyus harrisonensis

Type specimen: AMNH 13813, a partial skull (a "considerably mutilated skull" [Thorpe 1937]; Partial skull with C/(rt.)-M3). Its type locality is American Horse Creek, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Harrison Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Harrisonian of United States (1: South Dakota collection)

• Arikareean of United States (2: California, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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