Hispanotherium

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Hispanotherium
Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Late Miocene
Hispanotherium beonense.jpg
Hispanotherium beonense tooth
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Subfamily: Rhinocerotinae
Genus: Hispanotherium
Crusafont and Villalta (1947)
Species
  • H. beonense
  • H. corcolense
  • H. grimmi
  • H. matritense

Hispanotherium was a genus of rhinoceros of the tribe Elasmotheriini endemic to Europe and Asia during the Miocene living from 16—7.25 mya existing for approximately 8.75 million years.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Hispanotherium was named by Crusafont and Villalta (1947). Its type was originally designated as H. lintungensis, now a junior synonym of H. matritense. It was assigned to Rhinocerotidae by Carroll (1988); to Elasmotheriini by Deng (2003);[2] and to Iranotheriinae by Guérin and Pickford (2003).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Hispanotherium, basic info
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ C. Guérin and M. Pickford. 2003. Ougandatherium napakense nov. gen. nov. sp., le plus ancien Rhinocerotidae Iranotheriinae d’Afrique. Annales de Paléontologie 89