Longirostromeryx

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Longirostromeryx
Temporal range: middle Miocene to late Pliocene[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Moschidae
Subfamily: Blastomerycinae
Genus: Longirostromeryx
Frick, 1937
Type species
Blastomeryx wellsi
Species[2]
  • ?L. blicki
  • L. clarendoniensis
  • L. novomexicanus
  • L. wellsi

Longirostromeryx is an extinct genus of saber-toothed deer.

Longirostromeryx lived during the Miocene epoch in what is now central North America. There are three, perhaps four, recognized species: Longirostromeryx blicki, L. clarendoniensis, L. novomexicanus, and L. wellsi.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McKenna & Bell, 1997, p. 421.
  2. ^ Webb, 1998, p.473

References[edit]

  • McKenna, Malcolm C., and Bell, Susan K. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York, 631 pp. ISBN 0-231-11013-8
  • Webb, S.D., 1998. Hornless ruminants. pp.463-476 in C.M. Janis, K.M. Scott, and L.L. Jacobs (eds.) Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-35519-2
  • The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth by Jean-Paul Tibbles, Peter Andrews, John Barber, and Michael Benton