Merycodontinae

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Merycodontinae
Merycodus.jpg
Merycodus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Antilocapridae
Subfamily: Merycodontinae
Genus

Cosoryx
Meryceros
Merycodus
Paracosoryx
Ramoceros
Submeryceros

Merycondontinae is a subfamily of pronghorn that arose during the middle of the Miocene and became extinct by the end of that period.

Restoration of Ramoceros and Cosoryx

The Merycondontinae were small, slightly built, fast-running ungulates. Both males and females were horned.

References[edit]

Byers, John A.; American Pronghorn: Social Adaptations & the Ghosts of Predators Past; University of Chicago Press; 1998