Pediomeryx hemphillensis Stirton 1936 (ruminant)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae

Synonyms: Procoileus edensis Frick 1937, Yumaceras falkenbachi Frick 1937

Full reference: R. A. Stirton. 1936. A New Ruminant from the Hemphill Middle Pliocene of Texas. Journal of Paleontology 10(7):644-647

Belongs to Pediomeryx according to D. R. Prothero and M. R. Liter 2007

See also Dalquest 1983, Frick 1937, Janis and Manning 1998, Prothero and Liter 2008, Savage 1941, Stirton 1936 and Webb 1983

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Pediomeryx hemphillensis: UCMP 30703, a mandible (right mandible with p2-m3 moderately worn, ascending ramus and anterior part of jaw missing). Its type locality is Coffee Ranch, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Texas.
  • Procoileus edensis: F:A.M 31772, a mandible. Its type locality is Mount Eden, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Mt. Eden Formation of California.
  • Yumaceras falkenbachi:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Hemphillian of United States (8: California, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas collections)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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