Teleodus avus Marsh 1890 (brontothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Megacerops avus, Titanotherium avum

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1890. Notice of new Tertiary mammals. American Journal of Science 39:523-525

Belongs to Teleodus according to O. C. Marsh 1890

See also Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Lucas and Schoch 1982, Osborn 1896, Osborn 1902, Osborn 1929 and Scott 1945

Sister taxa: Megacerops assiniboiensis, Megacerops coloradensis, 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, 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

Type specimen: Its type locality is 5 miles west of Cheyenne River midway bn. French & Battle Creek, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial marl in the Chadron Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution: found only at 5 miles west of Cheyenne River midway bn. French & Battle Creek

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