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Moropus hollandi Peterson 1913 (chalicothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48818

Full reference: O. A. Peterson. 1913. A new species of Moropus (M. Hollandi) from the base of the middle Miocene of western Nebraska. Science 38:673

Belongs to Moropus according to O. A. Peterson 1913

Sister taxa: Moropus distans, Moropus elatus, Moropus matthewi, Moropus maximus, Moropus merriami, Moropus oregonensis, Moropus senex

Type specimen: Carnegie Museum Collection No. 1424, a set of limb elements (radius, ulna, femur, tibia, fragment of fibula, and partial fore and hind feet). Its type locality is Niobrara Canyon, which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Marsland Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore