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Cladistic analysis of the family Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla). American Museum novitates ; no. 3143

Show simple item record Cerdeño, Esperanza. en_US 2005-10-06T17:06:55Z 2005-10-06T17:06:55Z 1995 en_US
dc.description 25 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-25). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A cladistic analysis of the family Rhinocerotidae encompassing 45 taxa and 72 characters (referred to craniomandibular [20], dental [26], and postcranial [26] features), and using Hyrachyus and two subfamilies of Hyracodontidae as outgroups, discovered 104 equally parsimonious cladograms. When the analysis was run with Hyrachyus as the only outgroup (removing the hyracodontid subfamilies), only six equally parsimonious trees were discovered. The discovered trees of the two analyses are compared, which suggests a reinterpretation of the phylogenetic relationships within the Rhinocerotidae. The subfamilies Diceratheriinae and Menoceratinae are not supported, as the genera included within them appear as a paraphyletic group. Phylogenies of the subfamilies Rhinocerotinae and Aceratheriinae are questioned. Within the former, the elasmotheriines are separated into two groups: a new subtribe, Iranotheriina, is proposed, while Elasmotherium and Ninxiatherium appear more closely related to Stephanorhinus and Coelodonta. The content of the subtribe Rhinocerotina is revised. The tribe Teleoceratini is removed from the Rhinocerotinae and included within the subfamily Aceratheriinae. A new aceratherine tribe, Alicornopini, is proposed for Alicornops, Peraceras, and Chilotheridium. The analysis indirectly supports some synonymies previously suggested, such as 'Begertherium' = Hispanotherium, and 'Dicerorhinus' schleiermacheri = Lartetotherium schleiermacheri"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3143 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3143, 1995 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rhinoceroses, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rhinoceroses -- Classification. en_US
dc.title Cladistic analysis of the family Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla). American Museum novitates ; no. 3143 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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