Aphelops mutilus Matthew 1924 (rhinoceros)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae

Synonyms: Aphelops kimballensis Tanner 1967, Aphelops longinaris Frye et al. 1956

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1924. Third contribution to the Snake Creek Fauna. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 50:59-210

Belongs to Aphelops according to D. R. Prothero 2005

See also Alroy 2002, Frye et al. 1956, Gustafson 2012, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Tanner 1967, Voorhies 1990 and Woods and Stucky 1992

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

Type specimens:

  • Aphelops mutilus: AMNH 17584, a skull. Its type locality is Aphelops Draw Quarries, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Snake Creek Formation of Nebraska.
  • Aphelops kimballensis: UNSM 5788, a skull.
  • Aphelops longinaris: Its type locality is Wray, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Colorado.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Hemphillian of United States (20: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Washington collections)

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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