Amphicaenopus platycephalus Osborn and Wortman 1894 (rhinoceros)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae

Alternative combinations: Aceratherium platycephalum, Caenopus platycephalus

Full reference: H. F. Osborn and J. L. Wortman. 1894. Fossil mammals of the Lower Miocene White River beds. Collection of 1892. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 6(7):199-228

Belongs to Amphicaenopus according to D. R. Prothero 2005

See also Bjork 1978, Hay 1902, Hulbert 1992, Osborn and Wortman 1894, Prothero 1998, Scott 1941, Stock 1933, Troxell 1921 and Wood 1927

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Caenopus platycephalus nanolophus

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Type specimen: Its type locality is Indian Stronghold (Protoceras Channel), which is in a Whitneyan fluvial sandstone in the Brule Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Arikareean of United States (1: North Dakota collection)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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