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Subject: Deer, Great American Interchange, List of extinct animals of South America, Theriodictis
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Temporal range: Late Pliocene-Late Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Antifer
Ameghino (1889)
Binomial name
Antifer crassus
Rusconi, 1954

Antifer is an extinct genus of small Great American Interchange.

It would have been preyed upon by the Dire Wolf and the fox-like Theriodictis.


Antifer was named by Ameghino (1889). It was assigned to Cervidae by Carroll (1988).[2]

Fossil distribution

The fossil remains are confined to southern Brazil, central Chile, and Argentina.


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