Protheosodon Ameghino 1897 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Litopterna - Mesorhinidae

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1897. Mammiféres crétacés de l’Argentine (Deuxième contribution à la connaissance de la fauna mammalogique de couches à Pyrotherium) [Cretaceous mammals of Argentina (second contribution to the knowledge of the mammalian fauna of the Pyrotherium Beds)]. Boletin Instituto Geografico Argentino 18(4–9):406-521

Parent taxon: Mesorhinidae according to F. Ameghino 1897

See also Carroll 1988 and Cifelli 1983

Sister taxa: Coelosoma, Coniopternium, Mesorhinus, Oxyodontherium, Pseudocoelosoma

Subtaxa: Protheosodon coniferus

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Type: Protheosodon coniferus

Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Colombia (1 collection)

• Deseadan of Argentina (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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