Diceratherium Marsh 1875 (rhinoceros)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae

Synonym: Metacaenopus Cook 1909

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1875. Notice of new Tertiary mammals, IV. American Journal of Science 9(51):239-250

Parent taxon: Diceratheriinae according to D. R. Prothero 1998

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Cook 1909, Cope 1881, Loomis 1908, Peterson 1920, Prothero 2005, Prothero and Schoch 1989, Sach and Heizmann 2001, Troxell 1921, Weidmann and Ginsburg 1999, Wood 1927 and Wood 1960

Sister taxon: Skinneroceras

Subtaxa: Diceratherium annectens Diceratherium armatum Diceratherium matutinum Diceratherium niobrarense Diceratherium niobrarensis Diceratherium persistens Diceratherium radtkei Diceratherium tridactylum Diceratherium truquianum

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Type: Diceratherium armatum

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), China (3), France (2), Portugal (3), Switzerland (1), United States (9: Arizona, Idaho, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (15: Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (24: California, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Washington)

• Oligocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan), United States (25: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming)

Total: 87 collections including 102 occurrences

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