Floridaceras

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Floridaceras
Temporal range: Miocene–Pliocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Subfamily: Aceratheriinae
Genus: Floridaceras
Wood (1964)
Species
  • F. whitei

Floridaceras is an extinct genus of Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceros) of the Miocene epoch, endemic to North America, living from around ~20.6—16.3 Ma, existing for approximately 4.3 million years.

Taxonomy[edit]

Floridaceras was named by Wood (1964). Its type is Floridaceras whitei. It was assigned to Rhinocerotidae by Wood (1964) and Carroll (1988); and to Aceratheriinae by Prothero (1998).[1]

Fossil distribution[edit]

The only site known is the Thomas Farm Site in Gilchrist County, Florida, ~20.6—16.3 Ma.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ D. R. Prothero. 1998. Rhinocerotidae. In C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs (eds.), Evolution of Tertiary mammals of North America 595-605
  2. ^ T. E. White. 1942. The Lower Miocene mammal fauna of Florida. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 92(1):1-49