Cranioceras is an extinct genus of artiodactyl from the Miocene to the Pliocene in the United States.

Temporal range: BarstovianHemphillian
~15.97–5.3 Ma
Cranioceras unicornis life restoration.jpg
Life restoration of Cranioceras unicornis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Palaeomerycidae
Genus: Cranioceras
Matthew, 1918


  • After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals (Life of the Past) by Donald R. Prothero
  • The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth, Second Edition by Stephen Jay Gould

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