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Megacerops Leidy 1870 (brontothere)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla - Brontotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43043

Synonyms: Allops Marsh 1887 (no. 43897), Ateleodon Schlaikjer 1935 (no. 44375), Brontops Marsh 1887 (no. 43031), Brontotherium Marsh 1873 (no. 44704), Diconodon Marsh 1876 (no. 45678), Diploclonus Marsh 1890 (no. 45813), Haplacodon Cope 1889 (no. 46774), Menodus Pomel 1848 (no. 48099), Menops Marsh 1887 (no. 43044), Miobasileus Cope 1873 (no. 48661), Palaeotherium (Menodus) Pomel 1848 (no. 189253), Symborodon Cope 1873 (no. 51921), Teleodus Marsh 1890 (no. 52125), 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, Duchesneodus californicus, Duchesneodus primitivum, Duchesneodus thyboi, Eubrontotherium, Notiotitanops, Parabrontops, Parvicornus, Protitanops

Subtaxa: Allops crassicornus, Brontops bicornutus, Brontops brachycephalus, Brontops dispar, Brontops robustus, Brontops selwynianus, Brontops tyleri, Brontotherium medium, Diploclonus amplus, Megacerops assiniboiensis, Megacerops coloradensis, Megacerops copei, Megacerops curtus, Megacerops elatus, Megacerops kuwagatarhinus, Megacerops osborni, Megacerops riggsi, Megacerops syceras, Menodus angustigenis, Menodus dolichoceras, Menodus giganteus, Menodus hypoceras, Menodus tichoceras, Menops bakeri, Menops crassicornis, Menops marshi, Menops serotinus, Menops varians, Menops walcotti, Symborodon acer, Symborodon altirostris, Symborodon bucco, Symborodon heloceras, Symborodon ophryas, Symborodon torvus, Symborodon trigonoceras, Teleodus avus, Titanotherium proutii

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore