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Cuvieronius tropicus Cope 1884 (gomphothere)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes - Gomphotheriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 45410

Alternative combinations: Cordillerion tropicus, Dibelodon tropicus, Mastodon tropicus

Synonyms: Cordillerion defloccatus Hay 1926 (no. 45258), Cordillerion oligobunis Cope 1893 (no. 45260), Cordillerion orarius Hay 1926 (no. 45261), Cuvieronius oligobunis Cope 1893 (no. 45408), Mastodon oligobunis Cope 1893 (no. 47941)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1884. The extinct Mammalia of the Valley of Mexico. Paleontological Bulletin 39:1-21

Belongs to Cuvieronius according to J. Shoshani and P. Tassy 1996

Sister taxa: Cuvieronius arellanoi, Cuvieronius hyodon, Cuvieronius priestleyi, Cuvieronius tarijensis

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Average measurements (in mm): m1 126.5 x 86.4