Nexuotapirus marslandensis Schoch 1984 (tapir)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Tapiridae

"Note on the Authorship of the Species AMNH 82804 was examined by Nienke Prins and myself during our studies of fossil mammals (see Prins and Schoch 1983). We jointly assume responsibility for the authorship of the new species."

Alternative combination: Miotapirus marslandensis

Full reference: R. M. Schoch. 1984. The Type Specimens of Tapiravus validus and ? Tapiravus rams (Mammalia, Perissodactyla), with a Review of the Genus, and a New Report of Miotapirus {Miotapirus marslandensis Schoch and Prins, new species) from Nebraska. Postilla 195:1-12

Belongs to Nexuotapirus according to L. B. Albright 1998

See also Schoch 1984

Sister taxon: Nexuotapirus robustus

Type specimen: AMNH 82804, a set of teeth (left upper M1-M2). Its type locality is Marsland Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian fluvial horizon in the Runningwater Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Miocene of United States (3: Nebraska, Texas collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (1: South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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