Rhynchotherium praecursor Cope 1893 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Alternative combinations: Dibelodon praecursor, Mammut praecursor, Serbelodon praecursor, Serridentinus praecursor

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1893. A preliminary report on the vertebrate paleontology of the Llano Estacado. Fourth Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas 1892:11-136

Belongs to Rhynchotherium according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Cope 1893 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Rhynchotherium anguirvale, Rhynchotherium blicki, Rhynchotherium euhyphodon, Rhynchotherium falconeri, Rhynchotherium francisi, Rhynchotherium simpsoni, Dibelodon andium

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Blancan of Mexico (2 collections), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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