Pitheculites Ameghino 1901 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Paucituberculata - Abderitidae

Synonym: Micrabderites Simpson 1932

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1901. L' age des Formations sedimentaires de Patagonie. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 52:189-197

Parent taxon: Abderitidae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

See also Ameghino 1902, Marshall 1980, Marshall 1990 and Tejedor and Rosenberger 2008

Sister taxa: Abderites, Abderitini, Decastis, Parabderitini, Pithiculites

Subtaxa: Pitheculites minimus Pitheculites rothi

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Ecology: scansorial frugivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection), Chile (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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