Cuvieronius Osborn 1923 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Synonym: Cordillerion Osborn 1926

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1923. New subfamily, generic, and specific stages in the evolution of the Proboscidea. American Museum Novitates 99

Parent taxon: Gomphotheriidae according to W. D. Lambert and J. Shoshani 1998

See also Carroll 1988, Cisneros 2005, Corona-M and Alberdi 2006, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lambert 1996, Marshall and Sempere 1991, McKenna and Bell 1997, Miller 1990, Shoshani and Tassy 1996 and Shoshani and Tassy 2005

Sister taxa: Amahuacatherium, Amebelodon, Anancinae, Choerolophodontinae, Cuvieroniinae, Eubelodon, Eurybelodon, Gnathabelodon, Gomphotheriinae, Gomphotherium, Mastodon shepardii, Megabelodon, Morrillia, Pediolophodon, Pentalophodon, Platybelodon, Rhynchotheriinae, Rhynchotherium, Rhynchotherium rectidens, Selenolophodon, Serbelodon, Sinomastodon, Stegomastodon, Synconolophus, Tetralophodon, Torynobelodon

Subtaxa: Cuvieronius arellanoi Cuvieronius bensonensis Cuvieronius hyodon Cuvieronius priestleyi Cuvieronius tarijensis Cuvieronius tropicus

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bolivia (6 collections), Chile (2), Costa Rica (2), Ecuador (4), El Salvador (3), Guatemala (2), Mexico (4), Nicaragua (1), Panama (5), United States (21: Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (9: Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Mexico (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1)

Total: 65 collections each including a single occurrence

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