Aphelops malacorhinus Cope 1878 (rhinoceros)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. Descriptions of new extinct Vertebrata from the Upper Tertiary and Dakota Formations. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(2):379-396

Belongs to Aphelops according to D. R. Prothero 2005

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1878 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Aphelops cristalatus, Aphelops jemezanus, Aphelops longipes, Aphelops megalodus, Aphelops mutilus

Subtaxa: Aphelops malacorhinus longinaris

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Hemphillian of United States (9: Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas collections)

• Miocene of United States (4: Florida, Idaho, New Mexico)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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