Rhynchotherium falconeri Osborn 1923 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Synonyms: Cordillerion edensis, Cuvieronius edensis , Rhynchotherium browni Osborn 1936, Rhynchotherium edensis , Trilophodon edensis

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1923. New subfamily, generic, and specific stages in the evolution of the Proboscidea. American Museum Novitates 99

Belongs to Rhynchotherium according to J. Shoshani and P. Tassy 1996

See also Downs 1952, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lambert and Shoshani 1998, May and Repenning 1982, Miller 1990, Osborn 1923 and Webb and Perrigo 1984

Sister taxa: Rhynchotherium anguirvale, Rhynchotherium blicki, Rhynchotherium euhyphodon, Rhynchotherium francisi, Rhynchotherium praecursor, Rhynchotherium simpsoni, Dibelodon andium

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Blancan of Mexico (1 collection), United States (2: Arizona, New Mexico)

• Pliocene of Mexico (2)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: California)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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