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Leptomeryx

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  †Leptomerycidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Artiodactyla
Subfamily  †Leptomerycinae
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Similar  Hypertragulus, Merycoidodon, Hyracodon, Merycoidodontoidea, Subhyracodon

Informa o sobre leptomeryx exposi o cpgp


Leptomeryx is an extinct genus of ruminant of the family Leptomerycidae, endemic to North America during the Eocene through Oligocene 38—24.8 Mya, existing for approximately 13.2 million years.

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Taxonomy

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Leptomeryx was named by Leidy (1853). Its type is Leptomeryx evansi. It was assigned to Leptomerycinae by Matthew (1908); to Hypertragulidae by Cook (1934); and to Leptomerycidae by Leidy (1853) and then by Carroll (1988).

Morphology

Leptomeryx was a small deer-like ruminant with somewhat slender body.

Body mass

Four specimens were examined by Legendre and Roth for body mass.

  • Specimen 1 weighed an estimated: 7.62 kg (17 lb)
  • Specimen 2: 14.7 kg (32 lb)
  • Specimen 3: 6.24 kg (14 lb)
  • Specimen 4: 5.72 kg (13 lb)
  • Fossil distribution

    Sites and species recovered:

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  • Titus Canyon, Inyo County, California (L.blacki) ~30.6—33.9 Ma.
  • UNSM Sx-8 (Orella C), Sioux County, Nebraska (L. elissae) ~33.9—24.8 Ma.
  • Anxiety Butte, Saskatchewan, Canada (L. sp., L. evansi) ~38—24.8 Ma.
  • Calf Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, (L. mammifer) ~38—33.3 Ma.
  • Toadstool Park, Sioux County, Nebraska (L. speciosus) ~37.2—33.3 Ma.
  • Medicine Pole Hills, Bowman County, North Dakota (L. yoderi) ~38—33.9 Ma.

  • Leptomeryx FileLeptomeryx and Hypertragulusjpg Wikimedia Commons

    References

    Leptomeryx Wikipedia


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