Acerorhinus

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Acerorhinus
Temporal range: Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Subfamily: Aceratheriinae
Genus: Aceratherium
Kaup (1832)
Species
  • A. zernowi

Acerorhinus was a genus of rhinoceros of the tribe Aceratheriini endemic to Asia from the Miocene, living from 13.6—7.0 mya existing for approximately 6.6 million years.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Acerorhinus was named by Kretzoi (1942). Its type is Aceratherium zernowi. It was assigned to Aceratherini by Kaya and Heissig (2001); and to Aceratheriini by Antoine and Saraç (2005).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Aceratherium, basic info
  2. ^ P.-O. Antoine and G. Saraç. 2005. Rhinocerotidae from the late Miocene of Akkasdagi, Turkey. Geodiversitas 27(4):601-632