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Rhynchotherium falconeri

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Taxonomy
Rhynchotherium falconeri was named by Osborn (1923).

It was synonymized subjectively with Rhynchotherium praecursor by Kurten and Anderson (1980).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Rhynchotherium falconeri Osborn
1933Rhynchotherium edensis Frick
1936Rhynchotherium browni Osborn
1942Cordillerion edensis Osborn
1952Cuvieronius edensis Downs
1982Cuvieronius edensis May and Repenning
1984Rhynchotherium edensis Webb and Perrigo
1990Rhynchotherium falconeri Miller
1996Rhynchotherium falconeri Shoshani and Tassy
2019Rhynchotherium falconeri Albright et al. p. 193

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Tethytheria
orderProboscidea()
suborderElephantiformesTassy 1988
ElephantimorphaTassy and Shoshani 1997
ElephantidaTassy and Shoshani 1997
superfamilyGomphotherioideaHay 1922
familyGomphotheriidaeHay 1922
genusRhynchotheriumFalconer 1868
speciesfalconeri

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingg
Diet: browserg
Diet 2: grazerg
Created: 2005-08-31 15:20:32
Modified: 2009-01-04 12:24:53
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Lambert and Shoshani 1998, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Pliocene or 5.33300 to 2.58800 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Hemphillian10.3 - 4.9USA (California) Cuvieronius edensis (19604) Trilophodon shepardi (19445)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Mexico (Jalisco) Rhynchotherium falconeri (189788 189790)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588USA (South Carolina) Rhynchotherium falconeri (77593)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (New Mexico) Rhynchotherium falconeri (19969)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8Mexico (Baja California Sur) Rhynchotherium falconeri (20075)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Arizona) Rhynchotherium falconeri (19619)