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).
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.
- 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.