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Paraceratherium lepidum Xu and Wang 1978 (odd-toed ungulate)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Paraceratheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 348093

Alternative combination: Paraceratherium lipidus

Synonym: Paraceratherium zhajremensis Bayshashov 1988 (taxon 347650)

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

Sister taxa: Paraceratherium asiaticum, Paraceratherium bugtiense, Paraceratherium grangeri, Paraceratherium huangheense, Baluchitherium osborni

Type specimens:

  • Paraceratherium lepidum: TP 9401, a skull. Its type locality is 1 km west of Feiyue Railway station, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in the Taoshuyuanzi Formation of China.
  • Paraceratherium zhajremensis:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore