Orycteropus Geoffroy 1791 (aardvark)

Mammalia - Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae

Parent taxon: Orycteropodinae according to T. Lehmann 2008

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Lehman et al. 2006, Lehmann et al. 2004, Lehmann et al. 2005, MacInnes 1955, Patterson 1975, Pickford 1975, Pickford 2003, Pickford 2005 and Theodorou et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Leptorycteropus, Myorycteropus

Subtaxa: Orycteropus abundulafus Orycteropus afer Orycteropus africanus Orycteropus browni Orycteropus chemeldoi Orycteropus crassidens Orycteropus depereti Orycteropus djourabensis Orycteropus erikssoni Orycteropus gaudryi Orycteropus leptodon Orycteropus mauritanicus Orycteropus minutus Orycteropus pilgrimi Orycteropus pottieri

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (3 collections), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (9), South Africa (16), Sudan (2), Tanzania (1), Zambia (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1)

• Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1), South Africa (2), Tanzania (8)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1), South Africa (3)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Chad (1), Greece (5), Kenya (13), Moldova (2), Namibia (2), Pakistan (2), the Russian Federation (1), Turkey (4), Uganda (1), Ukraine (1)

• Oligocene of Kenya (1)

Total: 90 collections including 91 occurrences

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