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 1873, 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 1873, 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, 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 assiniboiensis, Megacerops copei, Megacerops curtus, Megacerops elatus, Megacerops kuwagatarhinus, Megacerops osborni, Megacerops riggsi, Megacerops syceras, Brontops dispar, Brontops selwynianus, Brontops robustus, Brontops bicornutus, Brontops tyleri, Brontops brachycephalus, 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

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Megacerops coloradensis in the database

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