Rhynchotherium blicki Frick 1933

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Blickotherium blicki, Gomphotherium blicki

Synonyms: Aybelodon hondurensis Frick 1933, Gomphotherium hondurense Frick 1933, Rhynchotherium tlascalae Falconer 1868

Belongs to Rhynchotherium according to J. Shoshani and P. Tassy 1996

See also Lambert and Shoshani 1998, Miller 1990, Tobien 1972, Tobien 1973, Webb and Perrigo 1984 and Webb and Tessman 1968

Sister taxa: Rhynchotherium anguirvale, Rhynchotherium euhyphodon, Rhynchotherium falconeri, Rhynchotherium francisi, Rhynchotherium praecursor, Rhynchotherium simpsoni, Dibelodon andium

Type specimens:

  • Rhynchotherium blicki: Its type locality is Tepusuna, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Gracias Formation of Honduras
  • Aybelodon hondurensis:
  • Rhynchotherium tlascalae:


• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1 collection)

• Miocene of El Salvador (1), Guatemala (1), Honduras (4)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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