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Synthetoceras tricornatus Stirton 1932 (protoceratid)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Protoceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51974

Full reference: R. A. Stirton. 1932. A New Genus of Artiodactyla From the Clarendon Lower Pliocene of Texas. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 21(6):147-168

Belongs to Synthetoceras according to R. A. Stirton 1932

Sister taxon: Synthetoceras davisorum

Type specimen: UCMP 31520, a partial skeleton ([skull] slightly crushed on right side, some displacement of left orbit and pterygoid region; major portion of right branch and tip of left branch of rostral ho). Its type locality is Bromley Ranch, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer