Aphelops Owen 1845 (rhinoceros)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae

Parent taxon: Aceratheriinae according to E. P. Gustafson 2012

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Cope 1881, Hay 1902, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Prothero 1998, Prothero 2005 and Prothero and Schoch 1989

Sister taxa: Acerorhinus, Alicornops, Chilotheridium, Chilotheriini, Dromoceratherium, Floridaceras, Galushaceras, Hoploaceratherium, Mesaceratherium, Peraceras, Proaceratherium, Subchilotherium, Teleoceratini

Subtaxa: Aphelops cristalatus Aphelops jemezanus Aphelops longipes Aphelops malacorhinus Aphelops megalodus Aphelops mutilus

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Type: Aceratherium megalodum

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Nebraska collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (39: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of United States (140: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 181 collections including 182 occurrences

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