Proterotherium Ameghino 1883 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Proterotheriidae

Synonyms: Anisolophus Burmeister 1885, Anomodontherium Mercerat 1891, Bunodontherium Mercerat 1891, Diadiaphorus Ameghino 1887, Diaphragmodon Mercerat 1893, Epitherium Ameghino 1888, Heptaconus Ameghino 1894, Merycodon Mercerat 1891, Oreomeryx Mercerat 1891, Rhagodon Mercerat 1891, Thoatherium Ameghino 1887, Tichodon Ameghino 1894

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1883. Sobre una nueva colección de mamíferos fósiles recogidos por el Profesor Scalabrini en Las Barrancas del Paraña [On a collection of fossil mammals collected by Professor Scalabrini in Las Barrancas of Paraña]. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias 5(3):55-104

Parent taxon: Brachytherini according to F. Ameghino 1891

See also Ameghino 1889, Ameghino 1894, Carroll 1988, de Blanchini and Blanchini 1971, Deschamps 2005, Lydekker 1894 and Schmidt and Cerdeño 2013

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Anisolophus minusculus Diadiaphorus caniadensis Diadiaphorus coelops Diadiaphorus diplinthius Diadiaphorus eversus Diadiaphorus majusculus Diadiaphorus minusculus Diadiaphorus robustus Diadiaphorus sanctaecrucis Diadiaphorus velox Epitherium laternarium Heptaconus acer Proterotherium acer Proterotherium americanum Proterotherium australe Proterotherium brachygnathum Proterotherium browni Proterotherium cavum Proterotherium cervioides Proterotherium cingulatum Proterotherium curtidens Proterotherium dichotomum Proterotherium divortium Proterotherium dogei Proterotherium intermedium Proterotherium karaikense Proterotherium mixtum Proterotherium nitens Proterotherium perpolitum Proterotherium politum Proterotherium principale Proterotherium pyramidatum Thoatherium bilobatum Thoatherium crepidatum Thoatherium karaikense Thoatherium minusculum Thoatherium rhabdodon Thoatherium velatum Tichodon quadrilobus

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Type: Proterotherium cervioides

Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (12 collections), Brazil (1), Chile (1)

• Deseadan of Uruguay (1)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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