Notictis ortizii Ameghino 1889 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Sparassodonta

Alternative combination: Notictis ortizi

Synonym: Didelphys curvidens Burmeister 1891 [objective synonym]

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1889. Contribución al conocimiento de los mamíferos fósiles de la República Argentina [Contribution to the knowledge of the fossil mammals of the Argentine Republic]. Actas de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de la República Argentina en Córdoba 6:xxxii-1027

Belongs to Notictis according to F. J. Goin et al. 2013

See also Ameghino 1889, Marshall 1978 and Marshall 1981

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Notictis ortizii: MACN 3996, a mandible (left mandibular ramus with alveoli of c, p1-m2 complete, m2-4 present but broken). Its type locality is Barrancas del Rio Parana, which is in a Tortonian marginal marine siltstone/sandstone in the Entrerriana Formation of Argentina.
  • Didelphys curvidens: MACN 3996, a mandible (left mandibular ramus with alveoli of c, p1-m2 complete, m2-4 present but broken).

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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