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Rhynchotherium blicki

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Taxonomy
Blickotherium blicki was named by Frick (1933) [genotype]. Its type locality is Tepusuna, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Gracias Formation of Honduras. It is the type species of Blickotherium.

It was recombined as Gomphotherium blicki by Tobien (1973); it was recombined as Rhynchotherium blicki by Webb and Tessman (1968), Webb and Perrigo (1984), Shoshani and Tassy (1996) and Lambert and Shoshani (1998).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Rhynchotherium tlascalae Falconer
1933Aybelodon hondurensis Frick
1933Blickotherium blicki Frick
1968Rhynchotherium blicki Webb and Tessman
1972Gomphotherium hondurense Tobien
1973Gomphotherium blicki Tobien
1984Rhynchotherium blicki Webb and Perrigo
1990Rhynchotherium tlascalae Miller
1996Rhynchotherium blicki Shoshani and Tassy
1998Rhynchotherium blicki Lambert and Shoshani

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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()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
suborderElephantiformesTassy 1988
ElephantimorphaTassy and Shoshani 1997
ElephantidaTassy and Shoshani 1997
superfamilyGomphotherioideaHay 1922
familyGomphotheriidaeHay 1922
genusRhynchotheriumFalconer 1868
speciesblicki(Frick 1933)

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