Name: Surameryx ‭(‬South ruminant‭)‬.
Phonetic: Su-rah-meh-riks.
Named By: D.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Prothero,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Campbell,‭ ‬B.L.‭ ‬Beatty‭ & ‬C.D.‭ ‬Frailey‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Ruminantia,‭ ‬Palaeomerycidae,‭ ‬Dromomerycinae.
Species: S.‭ ‬acrensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbviore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Madre de Dios Formation.
Time period: Tortonian-Messinian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Left lower jaw.

       Named in‭ ‬2014,‭ ‬not much can be said about Surameryx because the genus has been named from‭ ‬just a lower left jaw.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬by being recovered from a late Miocene aged deposit,‭ ‬we do know that the presence of Surameryx in South America is a rare example of a mammal with North American ancestry appearing in South America before the Pliocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New late Miocene dromomerycine artiodactyl from Amazon Basin:‭ ‬implications for interchange dynamics.‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ ‬88‭(‬3‭)‬:434-443.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Prothero,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Campbell,‭ ‬B.L.‭ ‬Beatty‭ & ‬C.D.‭ ‬Frailey‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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