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Aphelops is an extinct genus of Rhinoceros endemic to North America during the Miocene through Pliocene living from 20.43—5.330 mya, existing for approximately 15.1 million years.

TaxonomyEdit

Aphelops was named by Owen (1845) and also attributed to Cope 1873 and Cope 1874. It was assigned to Aceratheriinae by Prothero (1998); and to Rhinocerotidae by Owen (1845), Carroll (1988) and Hulbert and Whitmore (2006).

MorphologyEdit

Body massEdit

Five specimens were examined by M. Mendoza, C. M. Janis, and P. Palmqvist. The results were:

  • Specimen 1: 265.7 kg (590 lb)
  • Specimen 2: 474.0 kg (1,000 lb)
  • Specimen 3: 3,327.5 kg (7,300 lb)
  • Specimen 4: 1,283.3 kg (2,800 lb)
  • Specimen 5: 261.9 kg (580 lb)

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