Moropus Marsh 1877 (chalicothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1877. Notice of some new vertebrate fossils. American Journal of Arts and Sciences 14:249-256

Parent taxon: Chalicotheriidae according to L. T. Holbrook 1999

See also Carroll 1988, Coombs 1998, Geraads et al. 2007, Hay 1902, Holland and Peterson 1913, Marsh 1877, Osborn 1893, Peterson 1907, Prothero and Schoch 1989 and Skinner 1968

Sister taxa: Chalicotheriinae, Eomoropus, Limognitherium, Macrotheriinae, Moropodinae, Schizotheriinae, Schizotherium

Subtaxa: Moropus distans Moropus elatus Moropus hollandi Moropus matthewi Moropus maximus Moropus merriami Moropus oregonensis Moropus senex

View classification

Type: Moropus distans

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (18: California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (12: Florida, Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (3: Oregon, Wyoming)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.