Polydolops serra Ameghino 1902 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Polydolopimorphia - Polydolopidae

Synonyms: Amphidolops serrifer Ameghino 1902, Anissodolops serrifer Ameghino 1902, Pliodolops primulus Ameghino 1902, Polydolops bocurhor Simpson 1948, Polydolops primulus Ameghino 1902, Polydolops serrifer Ameghino 1902

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1902. Notices préliminaires sur des mammifères nouveaux des terrains Crétacé de Patagonie {preliminary notes on new mammals from the Cretaceous terrains of Patagonia]. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Córdoba 17:5-70

Belongs to Polydolops according to L. G. Marshall 1982

See also Ameghino 1902, Ameghino 1904 and Simpson 1948

Sister taxa: Polydolops clavulus, Polydolops crassus, Polydolops kamektsen, Polydolops rothi, Polydolops tetragonus, Polydolops thomasi, Polydolops unicus, Polydolops winecage

Type specimens:

  • Polydolops serra: MACN 10341, a mandible (a fragment of a left mandibular ramus with P2 (double rooted) and P3 complete, and anterior edge of M1). Its type locality is Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca, which is in an Eocene terrestrial claystone in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina.
  • Amphidolops serrifer: MACN 10359, a tooth (Isolated right M2). Its type locality is Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca, which is in an Eocene terrestrial claystone in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina.
  • Anissodolops serrifer: MACN 10359, a tooth (Isolated right M2). Its type locality is Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca, which is in an Eocene terrestrial claystone in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina.
  • Pliodolops primulus: MACN 10353, a maxilla. Its type locality is Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca, which is in an Eocene terrestrial claystone in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina.
  • Polydolops bocurhor: AMNH 28427, a maxilla (fragment of a right maxillary with M1-2). Its type locality is Cañadón Vaca, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Argentina (6 collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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