Polydolops crassus Ameghino 1902 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Polydolopimorphia - Polydolopidae

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 F. Ameghino 1902

See also Marshall 1982 and Simpson 1948

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

Type specimen: MACN 10349, a mandible (fragment of a left mandibular ramus with P3-M3). 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.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution: found only at Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca

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