Megacerops coloradensis Leidy 1870 (brontothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Megaceratops coloradoensis, Menodus coloradensis, Titanotherium coloradense

Synonyms: Brontotherium gigas Marsh 1873, Brontotherium hatcheri Osborn 1908, Brontotherium ingens Marsh 1874, Brontotherium leidyi Osborn 1902, Brontotherium platyceras Scott and Osborn 1887, Brontotherium ramosum Osborn 1896, Megacerops hatcheri Osborn 1908, Megacerops platyceras Scott and Osborn 1887, Menodus platyceras Scott and Osborn 1887, Titanotherium gigas Marsh 1873, Titanotherium ingens Marsh 1874, Titanotherium platyceras Scott and Osborn 1887, Titanotherium ramosum Osborn 1896

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, January 4th, 1870]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 22(1):1-2

Belongs to Megacerops according to M. C. Mihlbachler et al. 2004

See also Cope 1873, Cope 1874, Hay 1902, Leidy 1870, Leidy 1873, Mader 1989, Mader 1998, Mader and Alexander 1995, Marsh 1873, Mihlbachler 2008, Osborn 1896, Osborn 1902, Osborn 1908, Osborn 1929 and Scott and Osborn 1887

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

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution: found only at Indian Creek (Middle Titanotherium Beds) (Eocene of South Dakota)

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