Aegyrcitherium

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Aegyrcitherium
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Late Pleistocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Subfamily: Rhinocerotinae
Genus: Aegyrcitherium
Antoine, 1997
Type species
Aegyrcitherium beonensis
Antoine, 1997

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), who assigned one species to the genus, A. beonensis. 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