†subfamily Synthetoceratinae Frick 1937 (protoceratid)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Protoceratidae

Parent taxon: Protoceratidae according to D. R. Prothero and J. A. Ludtke 2007

See also Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Prothero 1998, Webb 1981 and Webb et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Calops, Heteromeryx, Leptoreodon, Leptotragulinae, Leptotragulus, Poabromylus, Protoceratinae, Pseudoprotoceras, Toromeryx, Trigenicus

Subtaxa: Kyptoceratini Synthetoceras Synthetoceratini

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

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

• Hemphillian of United States (5: Alabama, Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Mexico (1), United States (51: California, Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, South Dakota, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (7: Nebraska, Wyoming)

Total: 65 collections including 69 occurrences

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