Hegetotherium mirabile Ameghino 1887 (notoungulate)

Mammalia - Notoungulata - Hegetotheriidae

Synonyms: Hegetotherium anceps Ameghino 1891, Hegetotherium andinum Roth 1898, Hegetotherium convexum Ameghino 1891, Hegetotherium costatum Ameghino 1891, Hegetotherium cuneatum Ameghino 1891, Hegetotherium minum Ameghino 1894, Hegetotherium strigatum Ameghino 1887, Selatherium pachymorphum Ameghino 1894, Selatherium remissum Ameghino 1894

Belongs to Hegetotherium according to S. F. Vizcaíno et al. 2022

See also Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1894, Croft et al. 2004, Lydekker 1894, Roth 1898, Seoane and Cerdeño 2019 and Sinclair 1909

Sister taxa: Hegetotherium cerdasensis, Hegetotherium novum

Type specimens:

  • Hegetotherium mirabile: MACN A 631–632, a maxilla (associated specimens including right maxilla preserving I1–M3, where I1–2–3 and P1 are broken, and fragment of left I1; and partial left dentary bearing p2–m3)
  • Hegetotherium anceps:
  • Hegetotherium andinum: maxilla, a maxilla.
  • Hegetotherium convexum:
  • Hegetotherium costatum:
  • Hegetotherium cuneatum: MACN A 3344–3346, a skull (skull and two mandibular fragments that belong to the same indi- vidual).
  • Hegetotherium minum:
  • Hegetotherium strigatum: MACN A 536.
  • Selatherium pachymorphum: MACN A 3384, a mandible (a right mandibular frag- ment with i2–p3, but without the canine).
  • Selatherium remissum:

Ecology: scansorial herbivore


• Miocene of Argentina (15 collections), Chile (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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