Rhynchotherium Falconer 1868 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Synonyms: Aybelodon Frick 1933, Blickotherium Frick 1933, Dibelodon Cope 1884

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

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Corona-M and Alberdi 2006, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lambert 1996, Matthew 1918, McKenna and Bell 1997, Osborn 1918, Shoshani and Tassy 1996, Shoshani and Tassy 2005, Webb and Perrigo 1984 and Webb and Tessman 1968

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

Subtaxa: Dibelodon andium Rhynchotherium anguirvale Rhynchotherium blicki Rhynchotherium euhyphodon Rhynchotherium falconeri Rhynchotherium francisi Rhynchotherium praecursor Rhynchotherium simpsoni

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Type: Rhynchotherium tlascalae

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Blancan of Mexico (6 collections), United States (7: Arizona, Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas)

• Pliocene of Mexico (2), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (2), United States (7: California, Florida, Idaho, Texas)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of El Salvador (1), Guatemala (1), Honduras (4), United States (3: Florida, Nevada)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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