Megacerops Leidy 1870 (brontothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

Synonyms: Allops Marsh 1887, Anisacodon Marsh 1875, Ateleodon Schlaikjer 1935, Brontops Marsh 1887, Brontotherium Marsh 1873, Diconodon Marsh 1876, Diploclonus Marsh 1890, Haplacodon Cope 1889, Menodus Pomel 1848, Menops Marsh 1887, Miobasileus Cope 1873, Palaeotherium (Menodus) Pomel 1848, Symborodon Cope 1873, Teleodus Marsh 1890, Titanops Marsh 1887, Titanotherium Leidy 1852

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, January 4th, 1870]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 22(1):1-2

Parent taxon: Brontotheriita according to M. C. Mihlbachler 2008

See also Bjork 1967, Carroll 1988, Clark and Beerbower 1967, Cope 1873, Cope 1881, Cope 1889, Cope 1891, Ferrusquia-Villafranca 1969, Hay 1902, Kihm 1987, Lambe 1908, Leidy 1856, Leidy 1870, Lucas and Schoch 1982, Lucas and Schoch 1989, Mader 1989, Mader 1998, Mader and Alexander 1995, Marsh 1873, Marsh 1875, Marsh 1887, Osborn 1902, Osborn 1914, Osborn 1929, Osborn and Wortman 1895, Prothero and Schoch 1989, Schlaikjer 1935, Scott 1941, Scott 1945, Scott and Osborn 1887 and Toohey 1959

Sister taxa: Dianotitan, Duchesneodus, Duchesneodus californicus, Duchesneodus primitivum, Duchesneodus thyboi, Eubrontotherium, Notiotitanops, Parabrontops, Parvicornus, Protitanops

Subtaxa: Allops crassicornus Brontops bicornutus Brontops brachycephalus Brontops dispar Brontops robustus Brontops selwynianus Brontops tyleri Brontotherium medium Diploclonus amplus Megacerops assiniboiensis Megacerops coloradensis Megacerops copei Megacerops curtus Megacerops elatus Megacerops kuwagatarhinus Megacerops osborni Megacerops riggsi Megacerops syceras Menodus angustigenis Menodus dolichoceras Menodus giganteus Menodus hypoceras Menodus tichoceras Menops bakeri Menops crassicornis Menops marshi Menops serotinus Menops varians Menops walcotti Symborodon acer Symborodon altirostris Symborodon bucco Symborodon heloceras Symborodon ophryas Symborodon torvus Symborodon trigonoceras Teleodus avus Titanotherium proutii

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Type: Megacerops coloradensis

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan collections), United States (10: Colorado, Georgia, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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