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Teleoceras
Conservation status: Fossil

Teleoceras fossiger specimen at the

National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC Image File history File links Teleoceras fossiger specimen at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC; digital photo taken by User:Postdlf, 2/20/05 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Categories: Museum stubs | Museums in Washington, DC | Smithsonian Institution | National Mall | Natural history museums ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Teleoceras
Hatcher, 1894
Species

Teleoceras fossiger
Teleoceras major Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anenomes) Placozoa (trichoplax) Subregnum Bilateria (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Subclass Multituberculata (extinct) Plagiaulacida Cimolodonta Subclass Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Subclass Triconodonta (extinct) Subclass Eutheria (includes extinct ancestors)/Placentalia (excludes extinct ancestors) Afrosoricida Artiodactyla Carnivora Cetacea Chiroptera Cimolesta (extinct) Creodonta (extinct) Condylarthra (extinct) Dermoptera Desmostylia (extinct) Embrithopoda (extinct) Hyracoidea Insectivora Lagomorpha Litopterna (extinct) Macroscelidea Mesonychia (extinct) Notoungulata (extinct) Perissodactyla Pholidota Plesiadapiformes... Families Equidae Tapiridae Rhinocerotidae The odd-toed ungulates or Perissodactyla are large to very large browsing and grazing mammals with relatively simple stomachs and a large middle toe. ... Species Ceratotherium simum Dicerorhinus sumatrensis Diceros bicornis Rhinoceros unicornis A rhinoceros is any of five surviving species of odd-toed ungulate in the family Rhinocerotidae. ... In biology, a species is the basic unit of biodiversity. ...

Teleoceras is an extinct genus of grazing rhinoceros that lived in North America during the Miocene epoch, around 4.5 million years ago. Teleoceras had shorter legs than modern rhinos, and a barrel chest, making its build more like that of a hippopotamus than a modern rhino. Like the hippo, it was also semi-aquatic. Teleoceras had a single small nasal horn. In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a grouping in the classification of living organisms having one or more related and morphologically similar species. ... Genera Ceratotherium Dicerorhinus Diceros Rhinoceros Coelodonta (extinct) Elasmotherium (extinct) A rhinoceros (commonly called a rhino for short) is any of five surviving species of odd-toed ungulate in the family Rhinocerotidae. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 24-5 million years before the present. ... Binomial name Hippopotamus amphibius Linnaeus, 1758 The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) or Greek ίππόποταμος (river horse) is a large, plant-eating African mammal, one of only two living and three (or four) recently extinct species in the family Hippopotamidae. ...


The Ashfall Catastrophe

Teleoceras is the most common fossil in the Ashfall deposits of Nebraska. In fact, its remains were so numerous and concentrated that the main section of Ashfall is dubbed "Rhino Barn". Most of the skeletons are preserved in a nearly complete state. One specimen includes the remains of a Teleoceras calf trying to suckle from its mother. Other fossils at "Rhino Barn" include the remains of horses and camels, all 12 million years old. Taxa discovered in the Ashfall deposits include: State nickname: Cornhusker State Official languages English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 0. ...

  • five species of horse (Cormohipparion, Protohippus, Pseudhipparion, Neohipparion, and Pliohippus
  • three species of camel (Procamelus, Aepycamelus, and Protolabis)
  • three species of dog (Leptocyon, Cynarctus, and Aelurodon)
  • one species of rhinoceros (Teleoceras)
  • one species of saber-toothed deer (Longirostromeryx)
  • three bird species (crowned crane, rail, and secretary bird)
  • and two species of turtle (Hesperotestudo and pond turtle).

Among the animal remains were microscopic shards of volcanic glass and ash. Scientists recognized these as the fingerprints of a deadly volcano that erupted in Idaho millions of years ago. The bones of the animals show telltale marks recognized by veterinarians as signatures of poor breathing. These animals, in a sense, choked to death. The smaller animals with smaller lung capacity were the first to die, and the larger animals like Teleoceras were the last. Marks on the bones made by the carnivorous bone-crunching dog Aelurodon show that some animals did survive the catastrophe. Species Procamelus angustidens Procamelus robustus Procamelus occidentalis Procamelus gracilis Procamelus leptognathus Procamelus is an extinct genus of camelid that lived during the Miocene epoch. ... Species Aepycamelus alexandrae Aepycamelus bradyi Aepycamelus elrodi Aepycamelus giraffinus Aepycamelus latus Aepycamelus major Aepycamelus priscus Aepycamelus proceras Aepycamelus robustus Aepycamelus stocki Aepycamelus is an extinct species of camel, formerly called Alticamelus in scientific literature. ... Rail can mean: Rail tracks, see also third rail Rail transport A Railroad-related periodical For the group of birds called rails, see Rallidae For the Mayfair Games board games, see Crayon Rails For rail in electronics, see . ... Binomial name Sagittarius serpentarius (Miller,JF, 1779) The Secretary Bird, Sagittarius serpentarius, is an extraordinary member of the bird of prey family. ...


External Links

  • Ashfall Fossil Beds

  Results from FactBites:
 
Teleoceras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (143 words)
Teleoceras is an extinct genus of grazing rhinoceros that lived in North America during the Miocene epoch, which ended about 5.3 million years ago.
Teleoceras had shorter legs than modern rhinos, and a barrel chest, making its build more like that of a hippopotamus than a modern rhino.
Teleoceras is the most common fossil in the Ashfall Fossil Beds of Nebraska.
Teleoceras and late Tertiary fauna at Pipe Creek Jr. Site in Indiana, by Karen Carr (236 words)
The Indiana Teleoceras mural gave Karen two new opportunities: First, she was able to visit the actual site depicted in the mural.
Karen's mural depicts Teleoceras in a particular environment, a small pond in the Pipe Creek Formation of what is now northern Indiana.
Teleoceras is shown among short-faced bear, canids, peccary, turtles and frogs.
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