Triceromeryx

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Triceromeryx
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Palaeomerycidae
Genus: Triceromeryx
Villalta Commela, 1946
Range of Triceromeryx based on fossil finds

Triceromeryx is an extinct genus of Artiodactyla, of the family Palaeomerycidae, endemic to Europe from the early Miocene epoch, 22.4—20.0 Ma, existing for approximately 2.4 million years.[1]

It was similar to Ampelomeryx, a herbivore.

Taxonomy[edit]

Triceromeryx was named by Villalta Commela et al. (1946). It was assigned to Giraffidae by Carroll (1988); and to Palaeomerycinae by Prothero and Liter (2007).[2][3]

Fossil distribution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Triceromeryx, basic info
  2. ^ R. L. Carroll. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 1-698
  3. ^ D. R. Prothero and M. R. Liter. 2007. Family Palaeomerycidae. in D. R. Prothero and S. Foss (eds.), The Evolution of Artiodactyls 241-248

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