Afrotragulus

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Afrotragulus
Temporal range: Early Miocene
Afrotragulus parvus.jpg
A. moruorotensis mandible
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Tragulidae
Genus: Afrotragulus
Sánchez et al., 2010
Species
  • A. moruorotensis Pickford et al., 2001 (type)
  • A. parvus Withworth et al., 1958
Synonyms

Dorcatherium moruorotensis
Dorcatherium parvus

Mandible of A. moruorotensis

Afrotragulus is an extinct genus of tragulid ruminant which existed in Kenya during the early Miocene period.[1] It contains the species Afrotragulus moruorotensis and Afrotragulus parvus, formerly classified in genus Dorcatherium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Israel M. Sánchez; Victoria Quiralte; Jorge Morales; Martin Pickford (2010). "A new genus of tragulid ruminant from the early Miocene of Kenya" (PDF). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 55 (2): 177–187. doi:10.4202/app.2009.0087.