Merycopotamus

Name: Merycopotamus.
Phonetic: Meh-re-ko-pot-ah-mus.
Named By: Falconer‭ & ‬Cautley‭ ‬-‭ ‬1847.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Anthracotheriidae,‭ ‬Bothriodontinae.
Species: M.‭ ‬dissimilis‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬medioximus,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬nanus,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬thachangensis.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Pakistan.‭ ‬Thailand.‭ ‬Tunisia.
Time period: Mid Miocene through to the end of the Pliocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Merycopotamus is a genus of anthracothere mammal that lived in both Africa and Asia during from the Miocene to Pliocene periods.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A New Species of Bothriodontinae,‭ ‬Merycopotamus thachangensis‭ (‬Cetartiodactyla,‭ ‬Anthracotheriidae‭) ‬from the Late Miocene of Nakhon Ratchasima,‭ ‬Northeastern Thailand.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬28‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬1182‭–‬1188.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Hanta,‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Ratanasthien,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Kunimatsu,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Saegusa,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Nakaya,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Nagaoka‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬Jintasakul‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
-‭ ‬Anatomical revision of the genus Merycopotamus‭ (‬Artiodactyla‭; ‬Anthracotheriidae‭)‬:‭ ‬its significance for late Miocene mammal dispersal in Asia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology‭ ‬50‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬503‭–‬524.‭ ‬-‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Lihoreau,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Barry,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Blondel,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Chiamanee,‭ ‬J.-J.‭ ‬Jaeger‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬Brunet‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.



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