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Menops serotinus

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

Taxonomy
Allops serotinus was named by Marsh (1887) [genotype]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Peanut Peak, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial horizon in the Chadron Formation of South Dakota.

It was recombined as Titanotherium serotinum by Osborn (1896); it was recombined as Megacerops serotinus by Hay (1902); it was recombined as Menodus serotinus by Clark and Beerbower (1967); it was recombined as Menops serotinus by Mader (1989) and Mader (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Allops serotinus Marsh
1896Titanotherium serotinum Osborn p. 192
1902Megacerops serotinus Hay p. 634
1967Menodus serotinus Clark and Beerbower
1989Menops serotinus Mader
1998Menops serotinus Mader

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
familyBrontotheriidae()
subfamilyBrontotheriinaeMarsh 1873
tribeBrontotheriiniMarsh 1873
subtribeBrontotheriinaMarsh 1873
BrontotheriitaMarsh 1873
genusMenops
speciesserotinus()

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: browserf
Created: 2005-08-31 14:53:16
Modified: 2005-08-31 16:53:16
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Mader 1998, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Chadronian or 37.20000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Chadronian37.2 - 33.9USA (South Dakota) Allops serotinus (type locality: 17006)