Oriomeryx is an extinct genus of Artiodactyla, of the family Moschidae (deer-like), endemic to Europe from the early Miocene epoch, 22.4—20.0 Ma, existing for approximately 2.4 million years.[1]


Oriomeryx was named by Ginsburg (1985). It was assigned to Pecora by Ginsburg et al. (1994); and to Moschidae by Prothero (2007).[2][3]

Fossil distribution


  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Oriomeryx, basic info
  2. ^ L. Ginsburg, J. Morales, and D. Soria. 1994. The ruminants (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from the Lower Miocene of Cetina de Aragon (Province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain). Proceedings van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen 97(2):141-181
  3. ^ D. R. Prothero. 2007. Family Moschidae. in D. R. Prothero and S. Foss (eds.), The Evolution of Artiodactyls 221-226
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