Protragocerus

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Protragocerus
Temporal range: Late Miocene 13.650–11.608 Ma
Protragocerus labidotus.JPG
Fossil skull of Protragocerus labidotus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Tribe: Boselaphini
Subtribe: Protoboselaphina (?)
Genus: Protragocerus
Depéret, 1887
Type species
Protragocerus labidotus
R. L. Carroll, 1988

Protragocerus is an extinct genus of antelope from the late Serravallian Age (around 13 to 11 million years ago) of the Miocene Epoch. Fossils of the genus have been found in France, Kenya, India, and Saudi Arabia. It is classified under the tribe Boselaphini, subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. The genus was first established by the French paleontologist Charles Depéret in 1887.[1]

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  1. ^ "Protragocerus". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved August 21, 2012.