Cuvieronius tropicus Cope, 1884

Cuvier's gomphothere



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



USA (including New Mexico)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cope, Edward Drinker. (1884). The extinct Mammalia of the Valley of Mexico: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 22: 1-21.

Other references:

Cisneros, Juan Carlos. (2005). New Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from El Salvador. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 8(3): 239-255.

Kurtén, B. and Anderson, E. (1980). Pleistocene mammals of North America. New York: Columbia University Press. 442 pp.

Morgan, G. S. and Lucas, S. G. (2003). Mammalian biochronology of Blancan and Irvingtonian (Pliocene and Early Pleistocene) faunas from New Mexico. American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 279: 269-320.

Morgan, G. S. and Lucas, S. G. (2005). Pleistocene vertebrate faunas in New Mexico from alluvial, fluvial, and lacustrine deposits, pp. 185-248. In: Lucas, S. G., Morgan, G. S. and Zeigler, K. E. (eds.). New Mexico's Ice Ages. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 28: 1-280.

Pérez-Crespo, Víctor A., Prado, José L., Alberdi, Maria T., Arroyo-Cabrales, Joaquín and Johnson, Eileen. (2016). Diet and Habitat for Six American Pleistocene Proboscidean Species Using Carbon and Oxygen Stable Isotopes. Ameghiniana 53(1): 39-51. [Abstract]


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