Protamandua rothi Ameghino 1904 (edentate)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Myrmecophagidae

Alternative combination: Protamandua rothii

Synonyms: Promyrmephagus dolichoarthrus Ameghino 1904, Promyrmephagus euryarthrus Ameghino 1904

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1904. Nuevas especies de mamíferos, cretáceos y terciarios de la República Argentina [New species of mammals, Cretaceous and Tertiarty, from the Argentine Republic]. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 56–58:1-142

Belongs to Protamandua according to S. E. Hirschfeld 1976

See also Ameghino 1904

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Protamandua rothi: Lost, cast = MACN A-10901b, a limb element (right calcaneum). Its type locality is Santa Cruz Formation, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Promyrmephagus dolichoarthrus: MLP, now lost (cast: MACN A-4621b), a limb element (right astragalus). Its type locality is Santa Cruz Formation, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.
  • Promyrmephagus euryarthrus: MACN A-11530, a limb element (right astragalus). Its type locality is Santa Cruz Formation, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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