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Megacerops Leidy 1870 (brontothere)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43043

Synonyms: Ateleodon Schlaikjer 1935 (no. 44375), Brontotherium Marsh 1873 (no. 44704), Haplacodon Cope 1889 (no. 46774), Miobasileus Cope 1873 (no. 48661), Titanops Marsh 1887 (no. 52350), Titanotherium Leidy 1852 (no. 52359)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1870. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, January 4th, 1870]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 22(1):1-2

Parent taxon: Brontotheriita according to M. C. Mihlbachler 2008

Sister taxa: Dianotitan, Duchesneodus, Eubrontotherium, Notiotitanops, Parabrontops, Parvicornus, Protitanops

Subtaxa: Brontotherium medium, Megacerops assiniboiensis, Megacerops coloradensis, Megacerops copei, Megacerops curtus, Megacerops elatus, Megacerops kuwagatarhinus, Megacerops osborni, Megacerops riggsi, Megacerops syceras, Titanotherium proutii

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Type: Megacerops coloradensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore