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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
  • A. moruorotensis Pickford et al., 2001 (type)
  • A. parvus Withworth et al., 1958

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.


  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.