†family Proterotheriidae Ameghino 1887 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Proterotheriidae

Alternative spelling: Proterotheridae

Synonym: Bunodontheridae Mercerat 1891

Parent taxon: Lopholipterna according to R. Cifelli 1983

See also Ameghino 1891, Ameghino 1894, Ameghino 1897, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Gregory 1910, Kramarz et al. 2010, Lydekker 1894, Simpson 1935, Simpson 1948, Simpson 1967 and Simpson et al. 1962

Sister taxa: Macrauchenioidea, Proterotherioidea

Subtaxa: Anisolambda Anisolambda nodulosa Anisolambdinae Brachytherini Caliphrium Deuterotherium Diplasiotherium Eoauchenia Eoproterotherium Eoprotherotherium Epecuenia Guilielmofloweria Heteroglyphis Lambdaconus Licaphrops Lophogododon Megadolodinae Paramacrauchenia Phoradiadius Picturotherium Polyacrodon Polymorphis Prolicaphrium Proterotheriinae Proterotherini Ricardolydekkeria Tetramerorhinus Villarroelia Xesmodon

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Type: Proterotheriinae

Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Brazil (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (7), Colombia (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (6)

• Miocene of Argentina (51), Bolivia (3), Brazil (4), Chile (2), Colombia (25), Peru (2), Venezuela (1)

• Deseadan of Argentina (4), Brazil (1), Uruguay (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2)

• Eocene of Argentina (15)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 131 collections including 203 occurrences

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