Astrapotherium Burmeister 1879 (placental)

Mammalia - Astrapotheria - Astrapotheriidae

Synonyms: Listriotherium Mercerat 1891, Mesembriotherium Moreno 1882, Xylotherium Mercerat 1891

Parent taxon: Astrapotheridae according to F. Ameghino 1891

See also Ameghino 1889, Ameghino 1894, Carroll 1988, Kramarz and Bond 2010 and Lydekker 1894

Sister taxa: Astrapodon, Astraponotus, Astrapothericulus, Ganastrapotherium, Granastrapotherium, Liarthrus, Maddenia, Monoeidodon, Parastrapotherium, Scaglia, Tonorhinus, Uruguaytheriinae

Subtaxa: Astrapotherium christi Astrapotherium columnatum Astrapotherium delimitatum Astrapotherium giganteum Astrapotherium karaikense Astrapotherium magnum Astrapotherium nanum Astrapotherium ruderarium

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Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (10 collections), Chile (3), Colombia (1), Venezuela (1)

• Deseadan of Argentina (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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