Nesodon taweretus Forasiepi et al. 2015 (notoungulate)

Mammalia - Notoungulata - Toxodontidae

Full reference: A. M. Forasiepi, E. Cerdeno, M. Bond, G. I. Schmidt, M. Naipauer, F. R. Straehl, A. G. Martinelli, A. C. Garrido, M. D. Schmitz and J. L. Crowley. 2015. New toxodontid (Notoungulata) from the Early Miocene of Mendoza, Argentina. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 89:611-634

Belongs to Nesodon according to A. M. Forasiepi et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Nesodon andium, Nesodon brachycephalus, Nesodon cavifrons, Nesodon conspurcatus, Nesodon cornutus, Nesodon imbricatus, Nesodon limitatum, Nesodon marmoratus, Nesodon obliteratus, Nesodon patagonicus, Acrotherium rusticum, Acrotherium stygium, Acrotherium karaikense

Type specimen: MHNSR-PV 1004, a skull (mostly complete skull with right M1–M3 badly preserved and remains of the left molars. Alveoli of the remaining teeth are preserved, but the area of I1 is damag). Its type locality is Arroyo Seco de la Frazada (Lower Section), which is in a Colhuehuapian terrestrial sandstone in the Aisol Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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