Sinotherium (Mammalia, Rhinocerotidae)
from the Early Pliocene of Mongolia
P. E. Kondrashov
Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Profsoyuznaya 123, Moscow, 117868 Russia
Received March 15, 1999
AbstractA lower jaw and teeth of the rhinoceros Sinotherium are described. The material was collected in
the Lower Pliocene beds of the Chono-Khariakh locality in northwestern Mongolia. The specimen is identified
as Sinotherium lagrelii Ringström. It is proposed that Sinotherium zaisanense Bayshashov is a subjective junior
synonym of S. lagrelii. Based on the new data, it is proposed to restore the tribe rank of the Elasmotheriini.
Sinotherium belongs to the tribe Elasmotheriini that represents the most advanced herbivorous rhinoceroses.
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