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Dorcatherium 1.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Tragulidae
Genus: Dorcatherium
Kaup, 1833
  • D. nauii Kaup, 1833
  • D. majus Lydekker, 1876
  • D. minus Lydekker, 1876
  • D. minimus West, 1980
  • D. nagrii Guar et al., 1983
Restoration by Heinrich Harder
Dorcatherium minus jaw fragments, Natural History Museum, London

Dorcatherium is an extinct genus of tragulid ruminant which existed in Europe, East Africa and the Siwaliks during the Miocene and Pliocene.[1][2]


  1. ^ ., U. F.; ., M. A. K.; ., M. A.; ., A. M. K. (2007). "Dorcatherium majus, a Study of Upper Dentition from the Lower and Middle Siwaliks of Pakistan". Journal of Applied Sciences. 7 (9): 1299. doi:10.3923/jas.2007.1299.1303. 
  2. ^ McKenna, M. C.; Bell, S. K. (1997). Classification of Mammals: Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press. p. 631. ISBN 978-0-231-11013-6.