Pliodolops winecage Simpson 1935 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Polydolopimorphia - Polydolopidae

Alternative combination: Polydolops winecage

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1935. Descriptions of the oldest known South American mammals, from the Rio Chico Formation. American Museum Novitates 793:1-25

Belongs to Pliodolops according to L. Chornogubsky 2020

See also Marshall 1982, Simpson 1935 and Simpson 1948

Sister taxa: Polydolops clavulus, Polydolops crassus, Polydolops serra, Polydolops tetragonus, Polydolops thomasi, Polydolops unicus, Pliodolops kamektsen, Pliodolops rothi, Pliodolops primulus

Type specimen: Amer. Mus. No. 27893, a mandible (part of left lower jaw with M1 and M2). Its type locality is Bajo de la Palangana (upper levels), which is in a Riochican terrestrial sandstone in the Las Flores Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution: found only at Bajo de la Palangana (upper levels)

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