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Urtinotherium intermedium Chiu 1962 (odd-toed ungulate)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Paraceratheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 348089

Alternative combination: Indricotherium intermedium

Synonyms: Dzungariotherium erdenensis Qi 1989 (no. 335024), Urtinotherium incisivum Chow and Chiu 1963 (no. 345853)

Full reference: C.-S. Chiu. 1962. Giant Rhinoceros from Loping, Yunnan, and Discussion on the Taxonomic Characters of Indricotherium grangeri. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 6(1):57-71

Belongs to Urtinotherium according to Z. Qiu and B. Wang 2007

Sister taxon: Urtinotherium parvum

Type specimens:

  • Urtinotherium intermedium: IVPP V 2643, a mandible
  • Dzungariotherium erdenensis: IVPP V8803, a maxilla. Its type locality is Shara Murun (general), which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Ulan Gocho Formation of China.
  • Urtinotherium incisivum: IVPP V2769, a mandible. Its type locality is Urtyn Obo (SSPE), which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Shara Murum Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser