Brachytherium Ameghino 1883 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Litopterna - Proterotheriidae

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1883. Sobre una nueva colección de mamíferos fósiles recogidos por el Profesor Scalabrini en Las Barrancas del Paraña [On a collection of fossil mammals collected by Professor Scalabrini in Las Barrancas of Paraña]. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias 5(3):55-104

Parent taxon: Proterotheriinae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

See also Ameghino 1885 and Carroll 1988

Sister taxa: Neobrachytherium, Neolicaphrium

Subtaxa: Brachytherium cuspidatum Brachytherium cuspidatus

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Type: Brachytherium cuspidatus

Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Argentina (2 collections)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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