Aegyrcitherium

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Aegyrcitherium
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Late Pleistocene
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Subfamily: Rhinocerotinae
Genus: Aegyrcitherium
Antoine (1997)
Species

Aegyrcitherium was a genus of rhinoceros endemic to Europe during the Miocene living from 16.9—16 mya existing for approximately 0.9 million years.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Aegyrcitherium was named by Antoine (1997). It was reranked as Hispanotherium (Aegyrcitherium) by Guérin and Pickford (2003). It was assigned to Elasmotheriini by Antoine et al. (2000) and Deng (2003); and to Hispanotherium by Guérin and Pickford (2003).[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Elasmotherium, basic info
  2. ^ C. Guérin and M. Pickford. 2003. Ougandatherium napakense nov. gen. nov. sp., le plus ancien Rhinocerotidae Iranotheriinae d’Afrique. Annales de Paléontologie 89(1):1-35
  3. ^ P.-O. Antoine, C. Bulot, and L. Ginsburg. 2000. Une faune rare de rhinocérotidés (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) dan le Miocène inférieur de Pellecahus (Gers, France). Geobios 33(2):249-255
  4. ^ T. Deng. 2003. New material of Hispanotherium matritense (Rhinocerotidae, Perissodactyla) from Laogou of Hezheng County (Gansu, China), with special reference to the Chinese Middle Miocene elasmotheres. Geobios 36:141-150