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Aepyceros datoadeni is an extinct impala which lived in what is now Ethiopia during the Pliocene epoch around 3 million years ago. It was described by Denis Geraads, René Bobe and Kaye Reed in 2012. In most respects, including the shape of the horns and teeth, it very closely resembled the living impala, although it was significantly smaller.[1]

Aepyceros datoadeni
Temporal range: Pliocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Aepyceros
Species: A. datoadeni
Binomial name
Aepyceros datoadeni
Geraads et al., 2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Denis Geraads, René Bobe & Kaye Reed (2012). "Pliocene Bovidae (Mammalia) from the Hadar Formation of Hadar and Ledi-Geraru, Lower Awash, Ethiopia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 32 (1): 180–197. doi:10.1080/02724634.2012.632046.