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1 April 2015 Diversity of Moschidae (Ruminantia, Artiodactyla, Mammalia) in the Middle Miocene of China
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In this paper, we describe newly discovered and previously collected fossil moschid specimens from the middle Miocene of China. Besides the previously reported Hispanomeryx andrewsi, we recognize four additional fossil species in two genera of Moschidae in the middle Miocene of China based on dental morphology: Micromeryx cf. flourensianus, Micromeryx sp., Hispanomeryx sp. 1, and Hispanomeryx sp. 2. The specimens are of Tunggurian age (Neogene Chinese Land Mammal Age), corresponding to European MN6-MN7/8. The records show a diversity of fossil moschids in the middle Miocene of China comparable with the contemporaneous diversity in western European faunas.

Shiqi Wang, Qinqin Shi, Zhengchuang Hui, Yu Li, Jun Zhang, and Tingjiang Peng "Diversity of Moschidae (Ruminantia, Artiodactyla, Mammalia) in the Middle Miocene of China," Paleontological Research 19(2), (1 April 2015). https://doi.org/10.2517/2014PR032
Received: 10 November 2013; Accepted: 1 September 2014; Published: 1 April 2015
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