Heteromeryx is an extinct genus of artiodactyl, of the family Protoceratidae, endemic to North America. They lived during the Late Eocene 37.2—33.9 Ma, existing for approximately 3 million years.[1] They resembled deer, but were more closely related to camelids.

Temporal range: Late Eocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Protoceratidae
Genus: Heteromeryx
Matthew 1905
  • Heteromeryx dispar

Fossil distributionEdit

Fossils have been recovered from:


  1. ^ Heteromeryx at fossilworks
  2. ^ J. A. Wilson. 1974. Texas Memorial Museum Bulletin 23