Lophiaspis

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Lophiaspis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Chalicotheriidae
Subfamily: Schizotheriinae
Genus: Lophiaspis

Lophiaspis is an extinct genus of chalicothere endemic to Europe during the Eocene living from 55.8—37.2 Ma and existed for approximately 18.6 million years.

Lophiaspis was named by Depéret (1910). It was assigned to Chalicotheriidae by Carroll (1988).

Fossil distribution[edit]

  • Silveirhinha, Portugal
  • La Liviniere, Hérault, France
  • Laure-Minervois, Aude, France
  • Egerkingen, a Gray Marls fissure, Baselland, Switzerland

Sources[edit]

  • Classification of Mammals by Malcolm C. McKenna and Susan K. Bell
  • Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids by Jordi Agusti and Mauricio Anton
  • The Beginning of the Age of Mammals by Kenneth D. Rose