Gobiatherium mirificum Osborn and Granger 1932 (uintathere)

Mammalia - Dinocerata - Uintatheriidae

Synonym: Gobiatherium major Qi 1987

Full reference: H. F. Osborn and W. Granger. 1932. Coryphodonts and uintatheres from the Mongolian expedition of 1930. American Museum Novitates 552:1-16

Belongs to Gobiatherium according to S. G. Lucas 2001

See also Osborn and Granger 1932 and Wheeler 1961

Sister taxon: Gobiatherium minutum

Type specimens:

  • Gobiatherium mirificum: A. M. 26624, a skull (a complete and nearly perfect skull). Its type locality is 7 Miles West of Camp Margetts (1930 AMNH Gobiatherium type locality), which is in an Arshantan terrestrial claystone in the Arshanto Formation of China.
  • Gobiatherium major: IVPP V 5712, a mandible. Its type locality is Ulan Bulak, which is in an Eocene fluvial siliciclastic in China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Eocene of China (5 collections), Kazakhstan (1), Kyrgyzstan (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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