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Schizotherium avitum Matthew and Granger 1923 (chalicothere)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 54404

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1923. The fauna of the Ardyn Obo formation. American Museum Novitates 98:1-5

Belongs to Schizotherium according to B.-Y. Wang and P.-Y. Wang 1991

Sister taxa: Schizotherium bilobatum, Schizotherium chucuae, Schizotherium nabanensis, Schizotherium ordosium, Schizotherium priscum, Schizotherium turgaicum

Type specimen: AMNH 19157, a tooth (lower m3). Its type locality is Ergilin Dzo [AMNH], which is in an Eocene terrestrial sandstone in the Ergilin Dzo Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore