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Brontops robustus

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

Taxonomy
Brontops robustus 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 robustum by Osborn and Wortman (1895) and Osborn (1896); it was recombined as Brontotherium robustum by Hay (1902); it was recombined as Megacerops robustus by Osborn (1902); it was recombined as Menodus robustus by Clark and Beerbower (1967).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Brontops robustus Marsh
1895Titanotherium robustum Osborn and Wortman
1896Titanotherium robustum Osborn p. 185
1902Brontotherium robustum Hay p. 635
1902Megacerops robustus Osborn
1929Brontops robustus Osborn
1967Menodus robustus Clark and Beerbower
1989Brontops robustus Mader
1998Brontops robustus 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
genusBrontops
speciesrobustus

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