Brontops brachycephalus Osborn 1902 (brontothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

Alternative combination: Megacerops brachycephalus

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1902. The four phyla of Oligocene titanotheres. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 16(8):91-109

Belongs to Brontops according to B. J. Mader 1998

See also Ferrusquia-Villafranca 1969, Osborn 1902 and Osborn 1929

Sister taxa: Megacerops assiniboiensis, Megacerops coloradensis, Megacerops copei, Megacerops curtus, Megacerops elatus, Megacerops kuwagatarhinus, Megacerops osborni, Megacerops riggsi, Megacerops syceras, Brontops dispar, Brontops selwynianus, Brontops robustus, Brontops bicornutus, Brontops tyleri, Teleodus avus, Allops crassicornus, Brontotherium medium, Diploclonus amplus, Menodus tichoceras, Menodus giganteus, Menodus dolichoceras, Menodus hypoceras, Menodus angustigenis, Menops serotinus, Menops varians, Menops marshi, Menops walcotti, Menops crassicornis, Menops bakeri, Titanotherium proutii, Symborodon acer, Symborodon torvus, Symborodon ophryas, Symborodon altirostris, Symborodon heloceras, Symborodon trigonoceras, Symborodon bucco

Type specimen: Its type locality is Quinn Draw (Lower Titanotherium Beds), which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the Chadron Formation of South Dakota

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (1 collection), United States (3: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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