Trigodon

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Trigodon
Temporal range: late Miocene to Pliocene
Trigodon.jpg
Restoration by Robert Bruce Horsfall
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Notoungulata
Family: Toxodontidae
Subfamily: Haplodontheriinae
Genus: Trigodon
Ameghino, 1887
Species: T. gaudryi
Binomial name
Trigodon gaudryi

Trigodon gaudryi is an extinct species of the family Toxodontidae, a large bodied notoungulate which inhabited South America during the Miocene living from 11.61—7.25 Ma and existed for approximately 4.36 million years.[1]

It bore a strong, albeit superficial resemblance to a rhinoceros, in that it had a horn on its forehead.[2]

Fossil distribution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Trigodon gaudryi, Basic info.
  2. ^ Long, Michael. "Trigodon (with image)" (web). The Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  3. ^ J. B. Villanueva, C. Muizon, and J. P. Souza Filho. 1990. Novos achados de cetaceos longirrostros no Neogeno do Acre, Brasil. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Ciencias da Terra 2:59-64