Peraceras profectum Matthew 1899 (rhinoceros)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae

Alternative combinations: Aceratherium profectum, Aphelops profectus

Synonyms: Aphelops brachyodus Osborn 1904, Aphelops ceratorhinus Douglass 1903, Aphelops montanus Douglass 1908, Diceratherium jamberi Tanner 1977

Belongs to Peraceras according to D. R. Prothero 2005

See also Douglass 1903, Douglass 1908, Galbreath 1953, Hay 1902, Matthew 1932, Osborn 1904, Osborn 1904, Prothero 1998, Prothero and Manning 1987, Tabrum and Nichols 2001, Tanner 1967, Tanner 1977 and Voorhies 1990

Sister taxa: Peraceras hessei, Peraceras superciliosum, Peraceras superciliosus

Type specimens:

  • Peraceras profectum: Its type locality is Martin Canyon Quarry A, which is in a Hemingfordian channel horizon in the Pawnee Creek Formation of Colorado
  • Aphelops brachyodus: AMNH 10873, a partial skull.
  • Aphelops ceratorhinus:
  • Aphelops montanus: CM 1569, a partial skeleton (a skull with the mandible, the two femora, parts of a humerus, and other fragments of the skeleton).
  • Diceratherium jamberi:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Miocene of United States (21: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico collections)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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