UW15572 - Merycodus frucatus, Skull3D Model
- Period/Epoch: Tertiary / Miocene
- Rock Formation: Unknown
- State, County: Unknown
Taxonomy: Mammalia>Artiodactyla>Antilocapridae>Merycodus frucatus
Merycodus frucatus was an extinct species of even-toed ungulate from the Miocene of North America. Merycodus frucatus is closely related to the modern-day pronghorn, which appear like antelopes but are most closely related to giraffes. This relationship can be most clearly seen in the permanent bony antler that protrudes directly above the orbit. This specimen is a complete skull with articulated jaw, with fossilization warping.
Scanned with the David SLS-2