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Short description: Extinct genus of mammals

Temporal range: Late Eocene
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hypertragulidae
Genus: Parvitragulus
Emry, 1978
P. priscus
Binomial name
Parvitragulus priscus
Emry, 1978
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Range of Nanotragulus based on fossil record

Parvitragulus is an extinct monospecific genus of hypertragulid ruminant endemic to North America. It lived during the Late Eocene, 38–33.9 Ma, existing for approximately 4 million years.[1] Fossils have been found in Wyoming, Nebraska, and Texas .

Parvitragulus were primitive and ancient ruminants, resembling small deer or musk deer, although they were more closely related to modern chevrotains. Its diet is stated[by whom?] to be that of a frugivore.


  1. [Parvitragulus at fossilworks]

Wikidata ☰ Q7141347 entry