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Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae
It was considered a nomen dubium by Mader (2000).
It was assigned to Menodontidae by Cope (1881); to Diplacodontinae by Osborn (1908); to Brontotheridae by Prothero and Schoch (1989); and to Brontotheriina by Mihlbachler (2008) and Mihlbachler (2011).
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|M. C. Mihlbachler 2011||Diplacodon is a horned brontothere genus most easily recognized by its distinctive nasal bone with thickened and
dorsally angled (upturned) lateral margins. This trait, previously an autapomorphy of D. elatus, is now a synapomorphy of the genus. Mihlbachler’s (2008) extended diagnosis of Diplacodon elatus is now applicable to the genus Diplacodon, with the ex- ception of comments regarding size.