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Pérez-Crespo, V.A.; Arroyo-Cabrales, J.; Morales-Puente, P.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E.; Otero, F.J., 2017. Preliminary paleodiet of a specimen of the pliocene rhinoceros (Teleoceras fossiger) from Michoacán, México. Southwestern Naturalist 62 (3): 232-234,

Location: America - South America
Subject: Taxonomy
Species: Fossil

Original text on this topic:
Using the isotopic carbon and oxygen ratios present in dental enamel, the diet and the habitat of an individual of the Pliocene rhinoceros Teleoceras fossiger from San Francisco de los Reyes, Michoacán, México, were inferred. The values of δ13C and δ18O indicate that this animal fed on C3 plants and lived in enclosed areas similar to those found in some Florida specimens. However, because only one specimen was analyzed, it is not possible to determine if these rhinoceroses in Mexico were specialists or generalists in their diet.

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